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Old 10-04-2009, 08:07 AM   #1
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vsftpd anonymous user cannot see directory other than chroot?

I am setting up vsftpd.

I have setting in short:
I found that anonymous account will be locked in chroot directory, which is /home/ftp. If I login as local account, then I could go out of the directory to view the whole system drive. But I did not set anonymous to be locked in chroot directory, I understand it's a security reason. But what if I intended to do that as a practice? How do I do that? Is it even possible? I can't seems to find any relate config option to override that.

Old 10-05-2009, 01:19 AM   #2
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not 100% sure if you understand your problem. But i think you could change the home directory of anonymous to "/". Just add the following line to vsftpd.conf:


well, imho this is very very bad configuration!
Old 10-05-2009, 02:23 AM   #3
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is it possible that by default anonymous still go to /home/ftp, but anonymous user can go up to other directory?



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