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Setting up FTP account with limited access

Posted on 1999-07-21
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Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I want to setup an FTP account for an HP UNIX system with no access to directories above its home directory.  Like an anonymous, but with a fixed ID and password.  I saw the chroot() thing in UNIX, but how do you use it.

How can I do this, any suggestions?
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What you need is an FTP server that knows how to chroot() into the user's account (the stock HP-UX ftp server can't do this).  The most popular FTP server of this type is the WU-Archive FTP daemon.  The HP-UX Software Porting and Archive Centre has a nice swinstall package for it available at

Once it's all setup, you need to specify the users you want to chroot() as GUEST's.  See the docs or "Managing Internet Information Services" from O'Reilly.

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