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Old 06-06-2008, 06:52 PM   #1
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VSFTP Config question

hello all
I have setup a VSFTP server
for some reason my ftpusers can cd / and view everything in root (not write or modify)
I really dont want people being able to do that is there anyway to make it so that in ftp cd / will = /home/user
Old 06-06-2008, 07:22 PM   #2
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I think this is what chroot_local_user=YES does.

Note from man vsftpd.conf

If set to YES, local users will be (by default) placed in a chroot() jail in their home direc-
tory after login. Warning: This option has security implications, especially if the users
have upload permission, or shell access. Only enable if you know what you are doing. Note
that these security implications are not vsftpd specific. They apply to all FTP daemons which
offer to put local users in chroot() jails.

Default: NO
Perhaps someone else can give some colour on what these security implications are. Lat time I tried googling for an answer, I got nowhere much
Old 06-06-2008, 08:07 PM   #3
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that did it. I added the users to the chroot_list
which kept them from seeing /

Thanks again!
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dear watcher69b

can you please guide me how to create a user login (only ftp permissions) who can access my server and download or upload files(they shud not hav root permissions). Give me detailed list of commands 'coz i am a newbie. thank you.


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