FTPD Query

Richard Smith rdls at rdls.net
Mon May 22 22:33:25 BST 2000

Steve Greenshaw wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm just running the FTP deamon that comes with FreeBSD (on this
> particular box, 2.2.5) and expected to be able to do the following:
> Restrict a user to his / her home directory, but allow them to 'see'
> what was in there.
> Reading the man pages I created a 'ftpchroot' file in '/etc' with the
> users' name in it and sure enough, it restricts them to their home
> directory. However, using WS_FTP Lite I see that the user cannot view
> any files within their homedir. I want them to be able to move to their
> 'public_html' and be able to see the files there to allow them to upload
> / download / delete. Even better - I'd like to restrict them to their
> 'public_html' folder but allow them full permission within that folder.
> I'm sure it can be done ... my ISP does it to me! Any clues re. the
> probably obvious error I am making would be excellent.

In a chrooted environment you need to provide ~/bin/ls and possibly
~/etc/passwd if you want symbolic user and group ids. Also, according to
ftpd(8), ls support can alternatively be compiled in.


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