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Old 12-13-2004, 11:05 AM   #1
Timme
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Odd FTP setup?


First off, this could well be in the wrong section, sorry about that..

Anyway,
I've set up an FTP server using wu-ftpd on debian (Sarge), I have stopped anonymous log-ins, so only users can log in and up/download files. Currently this works perfectly, with the exception that user "a" can only browse user a's uploaded files, user "b" user b's files and so forth (when you log in you are taken directly to your own home directory).

However, I'd like to have a single folder so that all files are stored in the same place - thus user b can download user a's files, user a can download user b's files and so on.
Here's the question then; - how do I go about setting this up?

Also, at the moment I can access directorys above me (IE I can go into the / directory and any directory below it) - how can I restrict access so that the only directory users can see is the one they arrive at when logged in (that and sub-directorys)?

Last but not least, I'd like the above folder (I'll call it the communal folder for lack of a better word) to be on a different physical drive from the rest of the OS)

I hope I've explained this clearly, and that someone can help..!

Thanks,
Tim
 
Old 12-13-2004, 01:21 PM   #2
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Also, at the moment I can access directorys above me (IE I can go into the / directory and any directory below it) - how can I restrict access so that the only directory users can see is the one they arrive at when logged in (that and sub-directorys)?
I'm not sure exactly how to do this, but I think what you are referring to is running the FTP server in a chroot(ed) environment. Maybe you can drop that (chroot wu-ftpd) in google, or look for it in the manual.
 
Old 12-13-2004, 02:13 PM   #3
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Looked it up and found the following from (http://www.wu-ftpd.org/HOWTO/guest.HOWTO)

"Guest FTP is a form of real FTP; one logs in with a real user name and
password, but the user is chroot'ed to his home directory and cannot
escape from it. This is much safer, and it is a useful way for remote
clients to maintain their Web accounts."

Which is almost exactly what I want.. Just need to find a copy of the howto written in English now

What about having all users log into the same folder though, any ideas on how to acheive that?

Thanks,

Tim
 
  


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