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Old 11-24-2003, 06:26 PM   #1
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vsftpd setup help

Suse 8.2
Vsftpd 1.2

Objective: I would like to set up vsftpd for the purpose of file exchange between internal clients (via samba - working already) and external clients/subcontractors (via ftp client), using a single username and password (employees will give out the username/pass as needed.... min securtity is ok)

Problem: I am having a terrible time sorting out user permissions/ user accounts for this service and and the directory that vsftpd uses.

I am trying to determine the following:

a) what user vsftpd should run under, and how to assign that user to vsftpd deamon (cant run with writable root permissions???)

b) how to assign the vsftpd upload/download directory (ftp user home directory??? please explain)

b) what file/directory permission to assign to the vsftpd upload/download directory to allow write access

Old 11-24-2003, 07:15 PM   #2
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

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