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Old 05-20-2003, 01:26 AM   #1
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Create and Restrict User vsftpd?

Thank you for reading my post I am a Linux newbie, I used to be a Win32 Only user, I knew that Linux is far more stable and secure than Win32 but I just don't have the time in the pass to try it, now I do, I know how to use basic commands/features build-in Linux. Now I want to setup vsftpd to do the following:

I want to create few users, but they have no local access, no ssh, no login, no execution of anything, Nothing! EXCEPT I want to create a few places so they can upload and download their stuff, of course, lock their ass into their own home directory make sure they can't "get out by Cd /"

Any ideas ? because I followed excatly what it saids on the vsftpd virutal user but nothing seems to be working, any suggestions welcome! Thanks!

Redhat 9(Kernel 2.4.20) with vsftpd 1.1.3. Thanksss!
Old 05-20-2003, 03:57 AM   #2
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- change the users' shell to /sbin/nologin
- man vsftpd.conf, and look for:


or do a keyword search for 'chroot' in the man page.


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