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Old 09-26-2010, 06:00 AM   #1
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SFTP Chroot


I tried setting up sftp for my users. Each of my user have their home directory at "/var/www/public_html/$USER". When my users are using sftp, they can only see their own directories and unable to move to other locations of the system.

I followed through the following tutorials:

The users are able to sftp into the system successfully. However, they are able to see the whole system. Somehow, it appears that the users are not jailed in their home directory although in the tutorial it states otherwise.

The difference of my system against the tutorial is that I am using Dropbear for SSH server while it is using Openssh server. Although dropbear does not support sftp, I am able to login through sftp through the use of sftp-server. For the internal mechanics, I am not sure how though.

Assuming that when I tried to SFTP, the sftp-server is ran with the sshd_config, then everything should be working fine right?

Do i need to run chroot command at all?

The following is the procedure I used to attempt the objective:

1) Add a new user to the group: SFTPonly
2) Chown user:SFTPonly user/home/directory
2) Modify the sshd_config to what is reflected in the tutorial and other paths.
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