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Old 04-07-2004, 03:36 AM   #1
xone
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changing default directory on "vsftp" server


Hi Everybody,

I am trying to change my defualt directory from /ver/ftp to something else on my vsftp server. It is not working at all. I don't know which files to configure. I've checked the /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf file but could not find anything in there that would help me. I've also tried to create a hard link from that directory to a different one ant it says that it is not allowed to create a link from that directory to where I wanted. I really don't know what can be done here?

Thank you,

xone
 
Old 04-07-2004, 04:17 AM   #2
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Hi,

To change your ftp root directory, as root, edit /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf and add the following line:

local_root=/opt

This will change the ftp root to /opt, but this can be whatever you feel like.
Save the file and be sure to restart xinetd (not sure if this is necessary, but no harm doing so).

HTH

Nardus
 
Old 04-07-2004, 06:58 AM   #3
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After I added that line I get a message saying: A connection was refused when attemting to contact ------- name of the server

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Old 04-08-2004, 05:03 AM   #4
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Hi add the follwoing lines to vsftpd.conf and restart vsftpd afterwards:

local_enable=YES
pam_service_name=vsftpd
userlist_enable=YES
listen=YES
tcp_wrappers=YES
local_root=/opt

This works for me when logging in as normal user via ftp.
 
Old 01-07-2014, 02:07 PM   #5
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change the ftp user directory to...

to change the default login directory for vsftpd, change the ftp user home directory in /etc/passwd:
ftp:x:116:116:vsftpd daemon:/var/vsftpd:/bin/false

The ftp user (userID=116) home directory changed to /var/vsftpd
This will allow the default/anonymous/unknown user to land into a specific place(/var/vsftpd).

I use this feature to lock down the ftp daemon to a read-only area with a set of general files available for upload. I also have a special directory (/var/vsftpd/upload) which is writeable but not delete-capable. That way, someone can send up a file for share but only I, the site administrator can move/change/delete it.

Hope this helps.
 
  


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