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Old 09-10-2003, 02:14 PM   #1
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Mandrake Proftpd user permissions

I have sucessfully used webmin to setup a Mandrake 9.1 user with ftp access [Proftpd]. The goal is to be able to remote access the web files and change them occasionally.

User has no chmod permissions to write and I dont want to grant root ftp access [not that new a newbie.... ]

What needs to be done to the setup to enable the user write access to the web server? Preferably thru webmin or in proftpd config?

best wishes,


p.s. I have a reseller hosting account which always seems to have this setup by default. Are they granting root access?

Last edited by slipsy; 09-10-2003 at 02:38 PM.
Old 09-10-2003, 02:36 PM   #2
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You'll need to look at a <Directory></Directory> directive in your conf file.

<Directory /path/to/web/server/root >
AllowAll WRITE

Something along those lines, however consult the manual at for more info, the syntax may be slightly different.



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