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  • Restricting ftp users to html directory

    Hi
    Is there a way to setup new and existing siteworx accounts so when ftp is used they are restricted to html directory, a suppressing amount
    of users do not know what they are doing and end up either uploading to the wrong directory or deleting all the files in root.

    Than you
    Gary T

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    Hi Bear

    Good question and I believe this can be achieved by adding additional lines in FTP config .

    The exact lines I am not sure, but I changed ours to not allow executable files such as .exe or .com etc... to be uploaded or have a file already in their ftp folders renamed as executable

    Many thanks

    John

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    • #3
      I will have a search and find out, thank you
      Gary T

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      • #4
        Hi Bear

        I think the following may help you

        Many thanks

        John

        The syntax for the DefaultRoot directive is:

        DefaultRoot DIRECTORY USER(S)

        You can make DefaultRoot entries at the bottom of the proftpd.conf file.

        Example 1: To restrict the user 'myname' to their home directory, you would make the following addition to the proftpd.conf file:

        DefaultRoot ~ myname

        The ~ represents the home directory of any user, so this would restrict the user myname to their home directory when in FTP.

        Example 2 - To restrict the user myname to a vhost directory, the following entry could be made:

        DefaultRoot /home/unixname/domain.url/html/ myname

        You need to restart ProFTP when changed

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        • #5
          Sorry I missed your comment John, thank you for the information.

          It seams quite easy to restrict individuals to a directory but I could not find a way to restrict all users of the server to html directory without listing every users in the proftpd.conf.

          Gary T

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