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Re: User folders - Linux
From: xyberpix <xyberpix () xyberpix com>
Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2004 15:34:25 +0000

If you're really serious about doing this I would suggest that you look
into the app "chroot" as this would make things a lot more secure.


On Tue, 2004-11-30 at 21:06 -0800, Rafal Zajac wrote:

I have question about users' directories placement. I'm trying to set up
Linux based FTP and WWW server (Slackware 10 / kernel 2.4.26). I will be
using proftpd and apache as my servers.

I will have there kinds of users:

- shell users - users with shell, ftp, www (home pages http/php/mySQL)

- Not trusted users - without shell access but with ftp and www access

- anonymous users - access to anonymous ftp (upload and download - uploaded
data will be accessible to download only after approval )

I have basically no problem with proftpd and apache configuration but my
question is:

How should I arrange user directories? How is it done on some isps' servers?

Right now I come up with configuration like this:










None of above users can reed other users directories but they can exchange
data using /home/exchange (for trusted users only)
/home/ftp/anonumous/upload (for untrusted users after root approval)

In each user folder is www_page folder holding their (http/php) files.

I don't have experience with setting up things like that so I'm asking you
for help.

Thank you for any suggestions


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