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Old 05-20-2004, 03:26 PM   #1
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Apache FTP permissions question

I have a user loggin into my apache FTP, and I'm not sure how to set permissions for it.

Right now he FTP's to /home/username (this is good), but he can navigate up the tree to /home, /, /etc, and everything else.

I'd just like to restrict him so that he can't go any higher up than /home/hisusername, but obviously into any folders under that ( /home/hisusername/rtfm-seventh ).

Thanks much for any insight.
Old 05-20-2004, 04:09 PM   #2
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What FTP are you using? in VSFTPD (that comes with redhat or fedora) you should edit /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf file wher it says chroot_list_file and make it point to a file of your choice (place it into /etc folder)

In that file you should write the usernames of users you want access limited to their home directory (one user per line).

HEre is my vsftpd.conf file expunge:


If you are using any other ftp client, just locate it's conf file and set it up like this or so.


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