FTP Woes

Hal Burgiss hal at burgiss.net
Fri Sep 30 10:12:42 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 4:14 AM, Avi Greenbury <lists at avi.co> wrote:

> Oliver Marshall wrote:
> > I love Ubuntu. We use it on a lot of our servers and, while I'm not
> > Linux ninja, I do know enough to be able to do the day to day tasks.
> >
> > However, I can't imagine that setting up an FTP server could be any
> > more chuffing difficult if you tried. Why oh Why oh Why  is it so
> > hard? I want to give one person write access to the /var/www folder
> > of a server instead of (or as well as, I don't care) their own home
> > folder.
> >
> > It would be easier to slice the wings off the penguin and ask him to
> > fly home (don't try that at home).
> >

Other options ... make /var/www the user's home dir (vi /etc/passwd). Or use
not such a brain dead protocol like sftp/ssh and set user:group permissions
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