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You need to "chroot" him to his home directory. There are FTP programs that do this. ProFTPd is one. That's the one I use. Look for a tutorial on setting that up on your machine. It's a good idea because you don't want users being able to view all the stuff on your machine. Sooner or later, somebody will abuse this and try something malicious.
I agree, proftpd is the way to go. It will allow you to "chroot" them to their home directory, which will help keep them out of places they shouldn't be. ProFTPd is my favorite, and highly recommend it. Most major vendors include it in their distributions, so getting it installed should be relatively painless. We can help you with the syntax of the config file if that is a problem.
I have created an FTP super user who should be able to access all the other files. I have done that using vsftpd config file. The only problem i m facing is when the user uploads the file into his account. The default permissions set for the file is rw------- while i want it to be set as rw-rw---- so that the group users will be access the files and the super user is one on the group. I want to know if there is any way to get this thing working.
Thanks in Advance
University of Texas at Dallas
You should probably post a brand new thread for this question so it can get noticed by people who know vsftp pretty well. I only know proftpd and this thread is all about proftpd, so people may not notice your question at all.