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Restrict user to get the file from ftp

j773303
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Restrict user to get the file from ftp

as title, how to restrict user
to catch the file from ftp?
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j773303
Super Advisor

Re: Restrict user to get the file from ftp

My mean is test.txt in /tmp,
how to set the file permission
or other ways to restrict ftp user to catch the test.txt file.
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: Restrict user to get the file from ftp

I will assume you want the file to be visible only to one user.

chown user:group filename
chmod 700 filename

These two command will make give the owner full permissions on it, when connected via ftp.

I hope I guessed your question correctly, if not, clarify.

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j773303
Super Advisor

Re: Restrict user to get the file from ftp

For example: /tmp/test.txt
the file permission is r--r--r--. When user using ftp from client,I don't want to test.txt can get from ftp. Is it possible to do this in HPUX?
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James A. Donovan
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Re: Restrict user to get the file from ftp

There are many things to consider to properly restrict ftp access. I strongly suggest you study the "how-to" guides found at this web site.

http://www.wu-ftpd.org/HOWTO/
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Ian Dennison_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Restrict user to get the file from ftp

To say it another way,....

You do not want any user to be able to get "test.txt" using ftp?

Use the file /etc/ftpd/ftpaccess, and specify an option of "noretrieve" within it for the full file name.

To activate this, edit the /etc/inetd.conf file and specify options of "-a" on the "ftpd" line. Stop and restart internet services using /sbin/init.d/inetd.

I would suggest trying this on a test box first to validate it before rolling it out.

Alternatively, there are a lot of excellent FTP Servers out there that have many configuration options.

Share and Enjoy! Ian
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