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Old 11-16-2004, 03:16 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Distribution: slackware, redhat
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Unhappy proFTPd on slack 10: Can't see other directories!

Hi Linux masters,

I have configured my proftpd as ftp service of my newly installed slack 10, i can now log in as anonymous/ordinary user, but the problem is when i log into my slack 10 from a remote PC (windows-based), i cant read/map/see other directories. the only directory that i can explore is my own home directory (/home/zzsumbra) and of course its subdirectories.

how can see other directories beside mine?

if u know how to, please let me know!!!

thanx a lot

by the way... here's the content of my /etc/proftpd.conf:

# This is a basic ProFTPD configuration file.
# It establishes a single server and a single anonymous login.
# It assumes that you have a user/group "nobody" and "ftp"
# for normal/anonymous operation.

ServerName "ProFTPD Default Installation"
#ServerType standalone
ServerType inetd
DefaultServer on

# Port 21 is the standard FTP port.
Port 21
# Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new dirs and files
# from being group and world writable.
Umask 022

# To prevent DoS attacks, set the maximum number of child processes
# to 30. If you need to allow more than 30 concurrent connections
# at once, simply increase this value. Note that this ONLY works
# in standalone mode, in inetd mode you should use an inetd server
# that allows you to limit maximum number of processes per service
# (such as xinetd)
MaxInstances 30

# Set the user and group that the server normally runs at.
User nobody
Group nogroup
Group users

#PersistentPasswd off

SystemLog /var/log/proftpd.log
TransferLog /var/log/xferlog

# Normally, we want files to be overwriteable.
<Directory />
AllowOverwrite on

# A basic anonymous FTP server configuration.
# To enable this, remove the user ftp from /etc/ftpusers.
<Anonymous ~ftp>
AnonRequirePassword on
RequireValidShell off
User ftp
Group ftp
# We want clients to be able to login with "anonymous" as well as "ftp"
UserAlias anonymous ftp

# Limit the maximum number of anonymous logins
MaxClients 50

# We want 'welcome.msg' displayed at login, and '.message' displayed
# in each newly chdired directory.
DisplayLogin welcome.msg
DisplayFirstChdir .message

# Limit WRITE everywhere in the anonymous chroot
<Limit WRITE>

# An upload directory that allows storing files but not retrieving
# or creating directories.
<Directory incoming/*>
<Limit READ>

<Limit STOR>


<Anonymous ~zzsumbra>
AnonRequirePassword on
RequireValidShell off
User zzsumbra
Group users
UserAlias anonymous zzsumbra
MaxClients 50

DisplayLogin welcome.msg
DisplayFirstChdir .message

<Limit WRITE>

<Directory />

<Limit STOR CWD>



Old 11-16-2004, 03:47 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Mooresville NC
Distribution: CentOS 4,Free BSD,
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This is the way that it is suposed to work. All users are jailed to there home folder. Read the docs on the prftpd website. You can change this, but its not recommended.


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