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Old 10-20-2003, 03:20 PM   #1
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Configuring vsftpd


After spending all weekend looking for information on configuring vsftpd, I was able to get my configuration almost exactly how I want it by using one main file for anonymous and individiaul user configs for each user (chrooting only the ones I wanted to). I would like to give some of the users extra commands but I don't want to add every entry that I know of because I don't know what they do.

So far, I was able to collect 17 different commands that can go on the "cmds_allowed" line (binary,cdw,dele,list,mkd,pass,pasv,port,pwd,quit,rest,retr,rmd,store,syst,type,nlst) but I am afraid to add most of them because I am unfamiliar with what they do.

Can someone point me to a document somewhere that explains the "cmds_allowed" option for the vsftpd.conf file?

By doing a MAN on vsftpd.conf I was able to get "This options specifies a comma separated list of allowed FTP commands (post login. USER, PASS and QUIT are always allowed pre-login). Other commands are rejected. This is a powerful method of really locking down an FTP server. Example: cmds_allowed=PASV,RETR,QUIT" but that didn't explain any of the options.

I would appreciate the help.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 05:06 PM   #2
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Can someone point me to a document somewhere that explains the "cmds_allowed" option for the vsftpd.conf file?
Well, most of this should be in any ftp clients helpfile/docs/manual or accessing help directly on the server. Else I'd say an overview of the FTP protocol like an RFC like for instance http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc959/4_FileTransfer.html (File transfer commands) or http://www.wu-ftpd.org/rfc/ should help.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 08:17 AM   #3
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Perfect, just what I was looking for, thank you very much.
 
  


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