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Old 02-18-2006, 09:20 PM   #1
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pureftp config

I have a server running centos with cpanel and pureftpd installed. I need to set up an ftp account pointing to a special directory with read-only access. I tried changing the home directory for the account in a passwd file or something but it didn't change anything. I've tried restarting the ftp service. what else can I do? I need to let select people download a large amount of files from a site.
Old 02-20-2006, 08:20 AM   #2
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I tried changing the home directory for the account in a passwd file or something

Somewhat unclear? Which file exactly? In case you use the virtual users scheme, the pure.passwd file do nothing unless you run a command that recreate the "database" from it. Try "pure-pw mkdb".
The /etc/passwd however could be edited on the fly and any change to it should be applied next time the user log in.

You should read the documentation about it, pureftpd is not very hard to manage. Try this pdf :


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