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Old 11-07-2008, 11:25 AM   #1
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VSFTPD access question

Hey guys,

I'm fairly new to Linux and am working on setting up an FTP server using Fedora 9. I've decided to go with VSFTPD which seems pretty good but I'm not sure if it can meet my needs.

I need external users to be able to write to the FTP server so they can upload their files. I don't want the people uploading to be able to read the files.

I do need an internal user to be able to read the files as well as delete. Does this make sense? Am I able to assign rights to certain users but not others using VSFTPD? When I was going through the .conf file most of the options seemed very yes/no and not that flexible.

I think the main problem is that we'll be using a VPN network along with the FTP. We want people outside the VPN to have easy access (as it may not be feasible for them to connect to VPN) to upload their data but we only want it read by people who have gone through our security/vpn.
Old 11-07-2008, 11:56 AM   #2
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See the man page for vsftpd.conf:

$ man vsftpd.conf

There are numerous options (not in the default conf file) regarding anonymous uploads. Looks for options starting with anonymous_ or anon_. The right combination should give you what you want.
Old 11-07-2008, 12:12 PM   #3
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I'll check that out. Thanks.


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