Proftp - Chroot More Than One User

Posted on 2003-10-29
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I thought this would be easy but I am having troubles making it happen. I had a single user chrooted like this:

<VirtualHost >
DefaultRoot /home/user1

I now need to add a second user to the server that is also chrootred. I assumed you would just add another VirtualHost Like:

<VirtualHost >
DefaultRoot /home/user1

<VirtualHost >
DefaultRoot /home/user2

This does not work right. If I ftp in as the first user I am taken to the first users chrooted folder. Now If I ftp in as the second user I am taken the first users folder. I have tried many combos of the above script but nothings works as I need it to. Does someone know how this is done?

Question by:waffe
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ID: 9647476
have a look here which will create a user and change root to the only directory you appointed to, and the new user can't access other place.

Accepted Solution

brabard earned 100 total points
ID: 9662558
Well , I am not so sure what exactly you wanna do , but I think if we have to make different users with different dirs , the config may smth like this :
    <Anonymous ~user1>
    <Anonymous ~user2>


Author Comment

ID: 9665029
Thanks brabard,

your comment gave me this idea that solved the problem...

DefaultRoot /home/user1
DefaultRoot /home/user2

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