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Nope. A lot of servers allow you to choose the root-directory. I'm only familliar with pure-ftpd, but this server for example, also allows you to create virtual users. (which use the same unix-user internally)
Off course you need to create a user, but this doesn't mean you need to give him a shell and home directory Setting the shell to "/bin/false" will deny a user to have a shell.
Isn't wu-ftpd like the most hacked OS program out there? 4 servers got rooted where I work, and it looked like a wu-ftpd exploit. Apologies if I'm just making that up, but I think I saw that statistic somewhere.
i used vsftpd all the way and found it quite stable and secure. though using text interface for editing it's config file, but still ok for me. however, seems like lot people here prefer proftpd, thinking to try it now.
As a complete newbie to FTP and Linux password junk PureFTPd deifenetly saved me. It's very easy to setup and the users are setup as part of the system. Of course though I dont use FTP anymore, SSH all the way!!!