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Re: [SLE] Can one ftp to one's computer?
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 18:12:24 -0800
  • Message-id: <200502241812.24898.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
Carlos,

On Thursday 24 February 2005 16:48, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> The Thursday 2005-02-24 at 17:52 +0200, Hylton Conacher:
> > > > ftp> What am I doing wrong?
> > >
> > > Nothing. You have only allowed the user "anonymous".
> >
> > I would assume because each file therein is owned by a real user
> > and therefore "anonymous" does not have permission to view anything
> > therein. I would like to hear from the gurus on the list why this
> > is so too.
>
> No. The user "anonymous" of a ftp server does not exist. It is a
> convention, a convenient virtual "user" for access to the server by
> anybody, without password. The convention is to supply your email as
> password.
>
> The user "anonymous" sees nothing, unless you define a default tree
> of files for him to see (/srv/ftp, for example). This does not depend
> on the server being chrooted or not.

Look closely. It (the server) told him the current directory was "/" and
he tried a "cd home" and was told "No such file or directory". That can
only be true if the FTP server is running in a chroot jail.


> ...
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Carlos Robinson


Randall Schulz

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