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Old 09-22-2011, 06:34 PM   #1
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Cool Vsftp Question

Everything is working fine with the Vsftp server in red hat. the question that i have is when i use filezilla to log into the vsftp site. i get my home directory and i can see all my (dot). files like .config.eggcups .bash_history etc.etc. is there a way to set up an account where you don't see their files?
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No, hidden file visibility is a function of the client application.
Old 09-23-2011, 12:54 PM   #3
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thank you for your quick response.
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From the vsftpd.conf manpage:

This option can be used to set a pattern for filenames (and directory names etc.) which should be hidden from directory listings. Despite being hidden, the files / directories etc. are fully accessible to clients who know what names to actually use. Items will be hidden if their names contain the string given by hide_file, or if they match the regular expression specified by hide_file. Note that vsftpd's regular expression matching code is a simple implementation which is a subset of full regular expression functionality. See deny_file for details of exactly what regex syntax is supported. Example: hide_file={*.mp3,.hidden,hide*,h?}
You can hide them from view but they are still accessible if people know that the file or location should be there.
Old 09-27-2011, 10:29 AM   #5
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okay. tks


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