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Old 03-17-2005, 12:04 PM   #1
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Proftpd User Permissions

I am attempting to get a simple and working proftpd.conf that I could use as a model for a slightly more complicated proftpd.conf. I want to enable write permissions for anonymous users. But, I can't seem to enable them! I've not a clue what I'm doing wrong. This is what my proftpd.conf looks like..


ServerName "My FTP Server"
ServerType standalone
DefaultServer on
Umask 022
Port 21
User proftpd
Group proftpd
<Directory /home/ftp>
AllowOverwrite on
<Anonymous ~ftp>
User ftp
Group ftp
UserAlias anonymous ftp
RequireValidShell off


Perhaps someone could post a proftpd.conf of their own? Or maybe the problem doesn't lay within my configuration file but something else? I have chowned the root directory (/home/ftp) to proftpd and chgrped it to proftpd. The only access that seems to be granted are READ permissions. I'd appreciate the help.
Old 03-17-2005, 05:33 PM   #2
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heres my working proftpd.conf to allow write access

RequireValidShell on

# Limit the maximum number of anonymous logins
MaxClients 5

# 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
#<Directory *>
# <Limit WRITE>
# DenyAll
# </Limit>
# </Directory>

# Uncomment this if you're brave.
# # <Directory incoming>
# # # Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new files and dirs
# # # (second parm) from being group and world writable.
# # Umask 022 022
# # <Limit READ WRITE>
# # DenyAll
# # </Limit>
# # <Limit STOR>
# # AllowAll
# # </Limit>
# # </Directory>
# </Anonymous>

Also heres MasterC 's guide to proftp found Here

*edit* added URL

Last edited by Axo; 03-17-2005 at 05:40 PM.


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