Restrict access for users using FTP
Posted on 1998-12-04
I've just installed a new RedHat 5.2 (server setup) at work.
When I add a new user - Linux sets up the /home/<user> folder and adds the user to the system perfectly.
So far so good... However - all users seems to be allowed
to "cd ..", "cd <folder>, or even "cd /".
From what I have noticed - all users are allowed to, more
or less, checkout all present folders except /root.
They can also use "get" but not "send" in FTP. It may even
be so that they can download configuration files in /etc (haven't confirmed that yet though). All this seems to be default for some reason and is very annoying.
Now - can I change that ? I don't want users to be able to checkout anything "above" their own /home/<user> folder.
If I can change that - HOW do I do it ? chmod ? chgrp ? Explain the simplest way possible to do it please...