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Old 10-08-2006, 04:49 AM   #1
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proftpd and users

Hi all,
I was trying to set up a little FTP Server on my box, however I am having tough time configuring proftpd. The concept is very simple, I just want an admin user (ftpadmin) that can do basically everything, create directories, delete directories/files and so on and a guest user (ftpguest) that can only read/download files. I have created all required users in my system, and also added:

<Directory /home/ftp/*>

	<Limit ALL>
		Order Allow,Deny
		AllowUser ftpadmin

in the proftpd.conf (Of course I have created the required alias and have given them login rights).

However whatever I am trying to do as ftp-admin is fruitless. For example when I am trying to create a directory I get Permission Denied. Whatever I am trying to do I get Permission Denied (except for READ/LIST). The /home/ftp directory belongs to the ftp user under the ftpadmin group, which has read/write/execute permissions in this folder.

I would love some help here. I know this setup might not be the best one, however I would like to make it work first and then we'll talk about what is better or not.

Thank you in advance!
Old 10-09-2006, 10:23 PM   #2
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Sorry as I don't have a solution for your problem but I'll jump to why you shouldn't do this. Don't do this, bad idea. If it's your server, create a user with shell access via ssh that has access to manipulate the ftp directories, etc. FTP is insecure and everything is passed over plain text, you should limit it's functionality.
Old 11-17-2006, 04:39 PM   #3
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hey, i had same problem, i solved it using CHMOD option,. and then you give it a set of permissions.
here is a link to basic manual for CHMOD.


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