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Chroot SFTP not workng in Ubuntu

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Guys,

I'm facing a weird problem while trying to setup Chroot SFTP on ubuntu server. SSH is getting crashed whenever I am trying to setup Chroot SFTP. Logs are not showing any error. The only error in logs was related to LOCALE environment and I had fixed now. This error does not seem to be related to chroot. In short I'm clueless. I had tried the following steps.

1. Created new user for SFTP
2. Commented the existing "Subsystem sftp" and added the following.

Subsystem sftp internal-sftp

3. Added the following lines for user.

Match User sftpuser
    ChrootDirectory /home
    AllowTCPForwarding no
    X11Forwarding no
    ForceCommand internal-sftp

4, Set permissions for sftp directory to root.user
5. Restarted ssh and its down.

I had tried commenting the "UserPam" in ssh config as well. This is the same for ubuntu 11 and ubuntu 12. Can anyone share some ideas?

Regards,
Asv.
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