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Old 05-02-2004, 03:07 AM   #16
hallamigo
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Not sure if you can just add a user for FTP and not add one to the machine. If you want to add a user to the machine (and then restrict or modify rights in proftpd) then add the user to the machine with:

adduser<enter>

and follow the prompts. Now you can edit your /usr/local/etc/proftpd.conf file and add the following to restrict that new user to his/her home directory, etc.

DefaultRoot ~ username

Play around with it.

And check out the docs for proftpd for other settings.

Last edited by hallamigo; 05-02-2004 at 03:08 AM.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 04:07 AM   #17
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if you want to add virtual user, check out ftpasswd

http://www.castaglia.org/proftpd/contrib/ftpasswd.html

a little handy tool to add virt users, and then you have to tell proftpd to actually use these users, which you doing with the AuthUserFile
 
Old 05-02-2004, 02:24 PM   #18
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It works!! Thankyou guys!

Just one last problem...if you could please bear with me:

I want to set it so that there is a default ftp directory for all users, like /home/ftp, so that they can't access any higher level directories. The only full user of my server should be 'root'.

I've tried setting the home directory of each user as /home/ftp, but that doesn't seem to work, AND they still have access to higher level directories.

Do you guys know how to solve this?

-Thanks in advance
 
  


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