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Re: ProFTP login horror



On Tue, 2006-02-28 at 21:24 +0100, Marcel Janssen wrote:
> Hi Les,
> > I haven't used proftpd for a while.  Does it have any security
> > options (like not running as root or living in a chroot jail)
> > that would keep it from reading your shadow password file?
> 
> Yes, it doesn't run as root and can live in a chroot jail.
> 
> > And out of curiosity, why are you using it instead of vsftpd?
> 
> When I read through the config of vsftp I didn't see whether I could do the 
> following with it :
> 
> 1) I need to allow login only for local known users and need all to have 
> read/write access but limited only to the ftp directory when accessed over 
> ftp.
> 2) I need the port of the ftp server to be different than 21
> 
> Perhaps I haven't checked out vsftp well enough though. If it's possible to do 
> this with vsftp than I'd like to know.
> 
I think it does all you ask.
Read the man page and /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf for information.
Pretty powerful, can allow one or none to access anywhere except a
specified chroot directory, etc. By default any users allowed are
chrooted to their home directory, but that is easily configured to do
what you ask.

> regards,
> Marcel
>  
> 


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