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Distribution: GUI Ubuntu 12.04 - Server 12.04.4 LTS
Originally Posted by sayan_acharjee
To view selinux is enabled or not, run this command:
I guess you've checked that write_enable=YES,anon_upload_enable=YES and anon_mkdir_write_enable=YES in the vsftpd.conf file?
Here's what I got
The program 'sestatus' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install policycoreutils
sestatus: command not found
I was going to use the command sudo apt-get install selinux
vsftpd is like so
# Example config file /etc/vsftpd.conf
# The default compiled in settings are fairly paranoid. This sample file
# loosens things up a bit, to make the ftp daemon more usable.
# Please see vsftpd.conf.5 for all compiled in defaults.
# READ THIS: This example file is NOT an exhaustive list of vsftpd options.
# Please read the vsftpd.conf.5 manual page to get a full idea of vsftpd's
# Run standalone? vsftpd can run either from an inetd or as a standalone
# daemon started from an initscript.
# Run standalone with IPv6?
# Like the listen parameter, except vsftpd will listen on an IPv6 socket
# instead of an IPv4 one. This parameter and the listen parameter are mutually
# Allow anonymous FTP? (Beware - allowed by default if you comment this out).
# Uncomment this to allow local users to log in.
# Uncomment this to enable any form of FTP write command.
# Default umask for local users is 077. You may wish to change this to 022,
# if your users expect that (022 is used by most other ftpd's)
# Uncomment this to allow the anonymous FTP user to upload files. This only
# has an effect if the above global write enable is activated. Also, you will
# obviously need to create a directory writable by the FTP user.
# Uncomment this if you want the anonymous FTP user to be able to create
# new directories.
# Activate directory messages - messages given to remote users when they
# go into a certain directory.
# If enabled, vsftpd will display directory listings with the time
# in your local time zone. The default is to display GMT. The
# times returned by the MDTM FTP command are also affected by this
# Activate logging of uploads/downloads.
# Make sure PORT transfer connections originate from port 20 (ftp-data).
# If you want, you can arrange for uploaded anonymous files to be owned by
# a different user. Note! Using "root" for uploaded files is not
# You may override where the log file goes if you like. The default is shown
# If you want, you can have your log file in standard ftpd xferlog format.
# Note that the default log file location is /var/log/xferlog in this case.
# You may change the default value for timing out an idle session.
# You may change the default value for timing out a data connection.
# It is recommended that you define on your system a unique user which the
# ftp server can use as a totally isolated and unprivileged user.
# Enable this and the server will recognise asynchronous ABOR requests. Not
# recommended for security (the code is non-trivial). Not enabling it,
# however, may confuse older FTP clients.
# By default the server will pretend to allow ASCII mode but in fact ignore
# the request. Turn on the below options to have the server actually do ASCII
# mangling on files when in ASCII mode.
# Beware that on some FTP servers, ASCII support allows a denial of service
# attack (DoS) via the command "SIZE /big/file" in ASCII mode. vsftpd
# predicted this attack and has always been safe, reporting the size of the
# raw file.
# ASCII mangling is a horrible feature of the protocol.
# You may fully customise the login banner string:
#ftpd_banner=Welcome to blah FTP service.
# You may specify a file of disallowed anonymous e-mail addresses. Apparently
# useful for combatting certain DoS attacks.
# (default follows)
# You may restrict local users to their home directories. See the FAQ for
# the possible risks in this before using chroot_local_user or
# chroot_list_enable below.
# You may specify an explicit list of local users to chroot() to their home
# directory. If chroot_local_user is YES, then this list becomes a list of
# users to NOT chroot().
# (default follows)
# You may activate the "-R" option to the builtin ls. This is disabled by
# default to avoid remote users being able to cause excessive I/O on large
# sites. However, some broken FTP clients such as "ncftp" and "mirror" assume
# the presence of the "-R" option, so there is a strong case for enabling it.
# Debian customization
# Some of vsftpd's settings don't fit the Debian filesystem layout by
# default. These settings are more Debian-friendly.
# This option should be the name of a directory which is empty. Also, the
# directory should not be writable by the ftp user. This directory is used
# as a secure chroot() jail at times vsftpd does not require filesystem
# This string is the name of the PAM service vsftpd will use.
# This option specifies the location of the RSA certificate to use for SSL
# encrypted connections.
Another question thou
How do I undo what I did before
sudo setfacl -m d:u:tommytomato:rw /var/www
Or wouldn't that have taken affect yet ?
I found vid about acl's
Here's what I've learnt
to create a new group
sudo groupadd menewgroup
then add user to that group and create password
sudo useradd -Gmenewgroup newuser
then do the newuser password
sudo passwd newuser
add acl to fstab file then reboot later
sudo mount -o remount /
then give permissions for it
sudo setfacl -Rdm g:menewgroup:rwx var/www
Not sure about the permissions, I want to be able to upload/writet/mod and allow appz like joomla, wordpress, gallery to write/delete and so on when you use CMS software
I'm still lost but I'm giving it ago and trying to under stand it
TT ( karl )
Last edited by tommytomato; 03-19-2010 at 12:18 AM.
Distribution: GUI Ubuntu 12.04 - Server 12.04.4 LTS
Cheers for that
So does one need to install SELinux for this to happen
does what I've learnt make any sense, I haven't actually done it yet, I write it all down on paper to try understand it better first then hit the command line, I'm trying to keep the system as clean as possible with installing to many programs