SCO Openserver 5.0.5 ftp user cannot see any files or cd out of his home directory
Posted on 2006-05-05
I have a system running SCO Openserver 5.0.5 and a user who needs to ftp some files from it to his Windows XP system.
From a command prompt on his XP system he can ftp to the SCO box, provide his user name/password & he lands in his home directory (/u/lem) but he is unable navigate out of (above) his home directory to get to the directory where the files he needs are located. Also, once he connects to the server, if he types "ls" at the ftp prompt, it lists the files in his home directory, but if he types "dir" it lists nothing. This seems strange. If he does "pwd" at the ftp prompt it reports that the current directory is "/" although uploading a test file reveals that the file lands in /u/lem, as expected.
He wants to use ws-ftp as his ftp client, and testing it, it connects fine, but he is still "trapped" in his home directory and cannot, for example, cd to /u/source to retrieve files or even list the files that are there. It also does not show any files in his home directory. So when he tries "cd /u/source" it fails because there is no /u/source UNDER /u/lem.
The permissions on /u are drwxrwxrwx. There is a /u/source directory. Same permissions.
Connecting to the server as root of course all files & directories are visible & I can navigate up and down the directory tree with no problem.
I need him to be able to navigate up through the directory tree to find the files he needs, without giving him root access.
Thanks in advance for any help.