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Old 09-11-2003, 11:37 PM   #1
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newbie- ftp account help


Hi all,

I'm a linux newbie, and I just have to say that his website has been an amazing resource for me for the past few monts. So, thanks for all of the great info here!

I finally have RH 9 pretty much configured to my needs (at least for the moment), but I'm getting stuck with the FTP setup. I'm using vsftpd as my FTP server, and it is running with no major problems so far. However, I'm having problems setting up accounts and folders.

What I'd like to do is designate a folder such as '/home/me/ftp' that a group of my friends (on windows boxes) can access with their individual login and password. I don't need new linux 'accounts' for these friends, just access to the FTP folder. I know how to create a shared folder with anonymous accounts, but I would rather avoid using anonymous accounts.

Thanks for the help (and I will switch to SSH eventually - I know that it is much more secure. I'm still thinking baby steps at this point)

-Helios007
 
Old 09-13-2003, 08:26 AM   #2
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I think that you would need to create a group with access to that folder and assign rights to your friends.
 
Old 09-15-2003, 06:37 PM   #3
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Thanks XavierP! That was right on the money. I thought that I had to set it up in vsftpd, but it is done in the guest accounts. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

Just in case there is a newbie like me who needs it all spelled out...

To manage the ftp accounts, I had to set up individual guest accounts for each of my friends.
I put all of these accounts into a group account (which I named "ftpgroup") and set their home directory to /var/ftp (but you can make it whatever you want) - which was accessible with no restrictions from the "ftpgroup". Now when they login to the FTP they are in /var/ftp and all of us can share all of the files in that folder.

It is working like a charm. Thanks for helping me get my sanity back.

-Helios007
 
Old 09-17-2003, 06:07 AM   #4
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Not a problem - glad it helped

 
  


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