Okay, so I was able to find an earlier thread mentioning USBMOUNT to automatically mount USB drives in Stretch Lite. I'm also running VSFTPD to transfer files across my LAN. The problem I'm running into isn't that I'm unable access the mounted USB drive(s) from my FTP client, but instead permissions are denied. I must be missing something within either /etc/vsftpd.conf or /etc/usbmount/usbmount.conf but I'm just not seeing it..
..anyone with a working knowledge of this combination able to shed light on what I'm not seeing?