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Ron Irving
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ftp access


We have a user, ftpuser, that we wish restricted to one directory. When logging in via console, or client, (putty, etc,) they are restricted to that directory, (/trans.) However, when using an ftp client, (filezilla, or cuteftp,) ftpuser apparently has access to all.

Any idea how we can restrict that?

Thank you in advance
Should have been an astronaut.
Mel Burslan
Honored Contributor

Re: ftp access

If you have setup the chrooted environment, this should not have happened. Once in the past I have followed this document and was able to restrict the user to the directory they were jailed to. Here is the document URL

But in my case they were only supposed to come in thru ftp, not ssh/telnet, but seems like you have got the second part covered already. So, it might be helpful to trace your steps, creating this user to against the document and see if you missed a point.

UNIX because I majored in cryptology...
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: ftp access


You might consider dropping FTP altogether to get an encrypted data stream and authentication.


Regular FTP chroot with wu-ftpd the standard ftpd server in HP-UX

Steven E Protter
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Ron Irving
Trusted Contributor

Re: ftp access

I think we have what we need to proceed. Thank you!
Should have been an astronaut.