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Old 08-24-2010, 12:51 AM   #1
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vsftpd chroot help needed

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I have my own dedicated server box running (using it for game servers). I access it via ssh and I have root control of it. It has FEDORA Operating System. I wanna give FTP control of different directories to different users. Right now there are no other FTP users except root. I have installed vsftpd and dont know what should I do next? How do I add users (who can read/write/delete files) and How do I restrict them to their home directory?

Here is what I want:
home directory: home/server1

home directory: home/server2

Please help me!! as I am newbie to linux
Old 08-24-2010, 03:38 PM   #2
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You should never allow root as an ftp user (and many ftp daemons will deny root by default). Among other reasons, unless you're tunneling the control channel through TLS, you're exposing root's password in clear text.

As for setting this up, how comfortable are you on the command line? vsftpd.conf(5) is comprehensive:

If you are willing to invest the time, I'd actually recommend picking up a recent book on Fedora so that you can learn your way around. If you are more set on using a GUI, consider installing and learning Webmin.
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