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Old 06-24-2007, 10:36 PM   #1
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what permissions to set so ftp users can't get to rest of system


Hi there,

I have a server that normally usually was only used by me. This was great, as I only had to worry about myself.

A friend needed some webspace, so I setup vsftp, and gave them a login, which leads right to thier web folder.

My problem is that they can go and get out of this directory and see everything. Put files into places other than that directory.

How do I or what permissions do I need to protect my system from this user?

Should I be looking into a chroot type of solution? Is it just a matter of changing / setting permissions on the server?

Thanks for any advice.
 
Old 06-25-2007, 03:23 AM   #2
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There's an option in vsftpd.conf to chroot users to their home directories upon log-in. So you'd basically just need to activate that option and make sure you've set your user's home dir to be his web dir (by editing /etc/passwd).
Code:
chroot_local_user=YES

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