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Old 10-26-2003, 07:04 PM   #1
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Question linking outside a chrooted dir ?

one problem creating a new one.. I love it.
My Problem:
I started vsftpd to have a FTP-server ... got a user for login.... chrooted him in his home.
Now in his home I need to link him to another disk/partition to find the data thats waiting for him. The thing is, the user can t change to the linked directory as long as I got this chroot_local_user=YES in the vsftp.conf. ... when I comment it out, he can change to the linked dir.... but also anywhere else.

Is there a way to tell him where he can go, and where not , without completely locking him in his home ???



Old 11-15-2003, 03:41 PM   #2
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From the vsftpd FAQ:
Q) Why don't symlinks work with chroot_local_user=YES?
A) This is a consequence of how chroot() security works. As alternatives,
look into hard links, or if you have a modern Linux, see the powerful
"mount --bind".

Also found this in the FAQ:
Q) Help! Does vsftpd support hiding or denying certain files?
A) Yes. Look at the hide_file and deny_file options in the manual page.


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