?
Solved

Changing FTP Root Directory in proftpd.conf

Posted on 2009-04-11
16
Medium Priority
?
4,528 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
I recently deployed an FTP server using FreeBSD and FreeNAS.  Currently, if an anonymous user posts a file, it goes to the /mnt directory.  How can I make it so that by default all ftp files go to another directory like /mnt/array1/ftp?

Thanks in advance
0
Comment
Question by:ged125
  • 9
  • 7
16 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:dobbshelp
ID: 24124239
Here is a pretty good site that describes the proftpd.conf file: http://linux-sxs.org/internet_serving/proftpd.html

You want to look at the section on:
<Anonymous /home/ftpdown>
    <Limit LOGIN>  
     AllowAll
    </Limit>
0
 
LVL 6

Author Comment

by:ged125
ID: 24124250
I am using FreeNAS, do you know where the proftpd.conf is located?  All I have is an option to add to the file from the Gui.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:dobbshelp
ID: 24124256
I believe it's located @ /var/etc/proftpd.conf
0
The new generation of project management tools

With monday.com’s project management tool, you can see what everyone on your team is working in a single glance. Its intuitive dashboards are customizable, so you can create systems that work for you.

 
LVL 6

Author Comment

by:ged125
ID: 24124260
ok, we are almost there.  I have added the config I want.  Now how do I restart the service?  :)
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:dobbshelp
ID: 24124269
Try;

cd /etc/rc.d/
proftpd.sh restart

or

proftpd.sh stop
proftps.sh start
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:dobbshelp
ID: 24124272
Or through the WebGUI in FreeNAS ;)
0
 
LVL 6

Author Comment

by:ged125
ID: 24124276
Well... it is going to the directory that I want now, but anonymous users don't have access to write.  Ugh!  I am already going to give you the points, but if you know how I could add the permissions, please help.

Thanks again.
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
dobbshelp earned 2000 total points
ID: 24124280
Here is an anonymous sample proftpd.conf that you have some dirs read only, an uploads dir writable, and some other samples.

http://www.proftpd.org/docs/configs/anonymous.conf
0
 
LVL 6

Author Closing Comment

by:ged125
ID: 31569252
You're the best, thank you!
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:dobbshelp
ID: 24124297
Thank you and good computing to you ;)
0
 
LVL 6

Author Comment

by:ged125
ID: 24124302
One last thing....

any idea why this isn't allowing access?  Wouldn't that allow write?

<Anonymous /mnt/Array1/TFTP>
  User ftp
  Group ftp
  UserAlias anonymous ftp
<Limit WRITE>
  AllowAll
</Limit>
</Anonymous>
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:dobbshelp
ID: 24124311
Try this, it should allow read and write (without being able to test it on my side anyways):



<Anonymous /mnt/Array1/TFTP>
  User ftp
  Group ftp
  UserAlias anonymous ftp

    <Limit READ>
      AllowAll
    </Limit>

    <Limit STOR>
      AllowAll
    </Limit>
  </Directory>
</Anonymous>
0
 
LVL 6

Author Comment

by:ged125
ID: 24124319
Getting a permission denied error.  Is is possible there are file permissions in addition to FTP?  Sorry to grap you back into this.  I can open a new question if you want.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:dobbshelp
ID: 24124332
No worries ... I believe your upload dir needs to be owned
by the ftp group. It's been awhile since my last proftpd install. Changing owner is usually done by:

chown -R username somedirchown

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 6

Author Comment

by:ged125
ID: 24124345
That did it!!!  You are awesome!  Have a great weekend.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:dobbshelp
ID: 24124349
Thank you and enjoy your weekend also!
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Improve your customer journey

A positive customer journey is important in attracting and retaining business. To improve this experience, you can use Google Maps APIs to increase checkout conversions, boost user engagement, and optimize order fulfillment. Learn how in this webinar presented by Dito.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Virtualization software lets you run different versions of Windows, Ubuntu Linux and other versions of Linux all at the same time, rather than running each one directly from your computer's hard drive.
Cron is one of the most popular and basic utilities found on Unix systems. Combined with other tools, cron makes it exceptionally easy to automate a broad range of tasks on your server.
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

588 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question