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Hi,

I am Currently Running VSFTP on Fedora i wish to make some changes to permissions and folders.

User   ftpadmin  -- I wish to have access to everything on the ftp server
all other users i wish to have access only to there individual user directory and not view or see anything else on the FTP server.
is there a simple way of doing this.
Currently when somebody creates a user it creates the user in /home/
ifthere is a better and more secure way of doing this can someone please explain a step by step guide of how to configure this, i require secure and private ftp access for clients with 1 login (ftpadmin) that can view and delete and access to all ftp folders.
Please make it simple i am a linux beginner.

cheers

Big_Daddy
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You can restrict local users to their home directories by adding  following line

 chroot_local_user=YES

to the file   /etc/vsftpd.conf

For  number of other configuration options available for vsftpd that can be used to fine tune vsftp server read vsftpd.conf man page by typing following command:

 man vsftpd.conf

or if you prefer using your browser this is vsftpd.conf manual page in html format:
http://vsftpd.beasts.org/vsftpd_conf.html#index
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