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Hello all,

I have setup Proftpd following the instructions provided in the following thread:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Manager/Operating_Systems/Linux/Q_20643880.html

This works great, but being a newbie to Linux, I was wondering how I would accomplish a couple of things using the configuration given:

1. I would like users to be able to create subdirectories in their home folders, but the config given doesn't seem to let them do that. How would I grant permissions to do so?

2. Given that the permissions are not managed within Linux, how would I setup another user so that they could access and existing proftpd user's home folder in read only mode?

If someone could help me out with this, I'd appreciate it!!

Thanks,
Kang
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1.  In the .htaccess file for the given folder you should have something along the following

<Limit CWD STOR RETR MKD RNFR RNTO>
 AllowAll
</Limit>
<Limit  DELE RMD>
  DenyAll
</Limit>

The details of each of the limit directives can be found here:

http://www.xdata.org/doc/proftpd.html#Limit

Note that the .htaccess file is normally hidden so you will have to do  #> ls -la to see it in a terminal or have "Show Hidden Files" option enabled in an x windows file manager.

Also from the link given be aware of the following:

"While limits can be used to restrict a command on a certain directory, they cannot be used to override the file permissions inherent to the base operating/file system."

2. To allow only certain users access to certain limits you need to use the AllowUser limit directive. For example the following would allow access to the folder for everyone but limit the other directives to "User1".

<Limit CWD RETR>
 AllowAll
</Limit>
<Limit STOR  MKD DELE RMD>
   AllowUser User1
   DenyAll
</Limit>
<Limit RNFR RNTO>
  DenyAll
</Limit>

more here

http://www.proftpd.org/localsite/Userguide/linked/userguide.html
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