On Mon, 30 Aug 1999 13:52:38 -0400, Joseph Brennskag
+ I have set up and am running the wu-ftp V 2.4.2 server.
Go get the security patches NOW, before someone owns your machine.
+ It works fine, but I would like to be able to restrict users to
+ directories at or BELOW their home directory. I know this can be
+ done, but don't know how.
The same way you set up an anonymous ftp site: you'll have to chroot
(1) the user into a restricted space. One of the consequences of that
is that you'll have to proved each user with /lib/, /etc/, /usr/ and
enough tools to do useful things. And yes, because of the nature of
chroot(), you'll have to provide copies, not just symbolic links. What
is it that you're trying to do that you can not achieve with the
appropriate file/directory permissions?
If you wish to proceed, go to your local bookstore and take a gander
at O'Reilly's _Managing Internet Informations Systems_ (the otter
book?), they have a section on wu-ftpd, and setting it up for
anonymous use. The book itself is probably very dated, tho, and
I would not recommend a purchase, unless it is a 2nd (or better?)
edition. Hmmm...may not even be in print, as I can't find any reference
to it on www.ora.com...
You may find the AnonFTP FAQ useful, too.
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