[ubuntu-uk] FTP Server Problems - Help?

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Tue Aug 10 07:02:34 BST 2010

On 10 August 2010 03:28, Daniel Case <danielcase10 at googlemail.com> wrote:

> I just set it in the config file:
> It told me to uncomment the line which said something along the lines of:
> DocumentRoot: ~
> If i set it to an actual directory it will be fine, for example: /var/www
> But then how do i set diff users diff directories?
> Daniel
> On 9 August 2010 23:54, Simon Greenwood <sfgreenwood at gmail.com> wrote:
>> That sounds really familiar but I haven't done anything with ProFTPD for a
>> long time. How do you set up the chroot?
>> S
>> On 9 Aug 2010 23:05, "Daniel Case" <danielcase10 at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Hi There guys, I have a little server that I use for testing purposes and
>> im having some problems with FTP.
>> I am using Ubuntu 10.04 and proftpd
>> When I do not chroot local users it will go to there home directory when
>> they log in (/home/ftp for my FTP user) but the problem with that is they
>> can get out quite easily so i tried to jail them in the chroot.
>> For some reason whenever I set that it puts the user straight into the
>> root directory and doesn't let them into anything. I was expecting it to
>> just chroot the user in /home/ftp
>> I did put this on the Ubuntu Forum but it appears no-one could answer, i
>> bumped it twice after it dropped from the fifth page...
>> --
Ah, found it. You need to set the execute bit on the directory that you
chroot a user to. That's a U*ix thing rather than a proftpd thing. Here's[1]
 a guide to the old fashioned way to set it up.

1. http://aplawrence.com/Bofcusm/2512.html

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