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Old 12-22-2004, 07:34 PM   #1
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Directory Access in proftpd

I am a Linux newbie and have searched the forums and can not find anything that helps me, so I have a question about configuring proftpd 1.2.10. I have proftpd configured and running on FC3 and can jail users to their home directory but I want to give access to a shared directory outside their home directory. I realize it is probably something really simple that I am missing so any help would be appreciated. Also, if there is any other info. you need just let me know.

Here is my conf file:

ServerType standalone
DefaultServer on

# Port 21 is the standard FTP port.
Port 21
TimeoutLogin 120
TimeoutIdle 600
TimeoutNoTransfer 900
TimeoutStalled 3600

# Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new dirs and files
# from being group and world writable.
Umask 022

# To prevent DoS attacks, set the maximum number of child processes
# to 30. If you need to allow more than 30 concurrent connections
# at once, simply increase this value. Note that this ONLY works
# in standalone mode, in inetd mode you should use an inetd server
# that allows you to limit maximum number of processes per service
# (such as xinetd).
MaxInstances 30

# Set the user and group under which the server will run.
User ftpnobody
Group ftpnogroup

# To cause every FTP user to be "jailed" (chrooted) into their home
# directory, uncomment this line.
DefaultRoot ~

# Bar use of SITE CHMOD by default

#Global Settings
DisplayLogin welcome.msg
DisplayFirstChdir readme

# Normally, we want files to be overwriteable.
AllowOverwrite yes


<Directory /home/ftp/shared/*>
<Limit ALL>
AllowUser userA
AllowUser userB
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Old 12-23-2004, 10:47 AM   #3
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OK, I had a little trouble getting your link to work, it came saying the article cannot be found, but I searched the site for proftpd and found an article about configuring proftpd, I don’t know if it is the same article but here is the link.

Anyway, I read through the article and found the section about “AnonRequirePassword on” but it says to put this inside the Anonymous section. I do not want to allow anonymous logins. So I am still a little confused on what exactly I should have.
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Does anyone have any ideas on this?
Old 01-04-2005, 09:09 AM   #5
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I found the answer to my question and wanted to finish this post. Look at the link for the Filesystem tricks.


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