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Old 10-13-2006, 03:54 AM   #1
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How do I give access to an ftp user to the var/www/html dir

I'm running FC5,
I would like to be able to give a ftp user (site developer) access to the "var/www/html" dir on our www box.
I'm already running vsftpd and normal users can access the server in their home dirs fine. When I create the user and make his home dir "var/www/html" vsftp kicks me out. Any ideas on how to get this working?

Thanks Kent
Old 10-13-2006, 04:32 AM   #2
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Reading over the man page:

I see:
If set to YES, local users will be (by default) placed in a chroot() jail in their home directory after login.
Which I assume you have enabled to provide that feature (which you mention). Right above that is:
If activated, you may provide a list of local users who are placed in a chroot() jail in their home directory upon login. The meaning is slightly different if chroot_local_user is set to YES. In this case, the list becomes a list of users which are NOT to be placed in a chroot() jail. By default, the file containing this list is /etc/vsftpd.chroot_list, but you may override this with the chroot_list_file setting.
And then you could set your local_root (I believe) to /var/www/html



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