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Re: [SLE] vsftpd and symlinks to directory
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 11:04:48 +0200
  • Message-id: <200210011104.48529.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 01 October 2002 10.57, Verdi March wrote:
> Hm,
> Your scenario work if anonymous couldn't upload.
> By default the root of anonymous is "/windows/d". The anonymous
> user's - "ftp" - home directory is "/windows/d/sources". Your suggested
> scenario work if the user ftp can only 'read' into "/windows/d".
> But if I tried to make user "ftp" has 'write' access -- by making user
> "ftp" part of group "users" -- the anonymous login will not work.
> =====
> 500 OOPS: vsftpd: refusing to run with writable anonymous root
> ftp: Login failed.
> =====
> No wonder this thing is called 'very secure' ftpd.

Is it necessary for you to have the windows partition mounted on /windows/d?
If it isn't, you could create a directory under /usr/local/ftp and mount it
there. That way the root (usr/local/ftp) isn't writable, but your windows dir


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