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Old 06-24-2003, 12:32 PM   #1
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vsftp Question

Hi, I have a quick question about vsftp. I am not sure about setting up user accounts. Is is possible to securely allow local users to use ftp?

I read something that said I can set up chroot'ed user accounts and provide the local user with a /dev/null shell. Will this prevent security threats?

Old 06-24-2003, 05:31 PM   #2
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I believe you can do this:

Edit /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf and add the line:


Then for the users you don't want to be able to login on your host, change their shell in /etc/passwd to /bin/false:

# useradd user1
# usermod -s /bin/false user1
# passwd user1
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