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FreeBSD permissions

Hi.  I installed FreeBSD 9.2.  I created a user other than root and added that user to the "wheel" group.  I then enabled FTP on the box.  I have a developer that can access the FTP but gets permission denied when trying to copy files. How can I ensure that this guy can copy files to the box with no issues. Please explaining I am a 5 year old as this is my first installation. The developer says he needs rights to var/www.
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hmcnastyAuthor Commented:
Maybe it's just a setting in the FTP. It's the FTP program that comes with it.
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gheistCommented:
He needs to be owner of web files, and definitely not part of wheel to su to root in interactive session.
Are you absolutely certain that sftp is not possible at all?
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hmcnastyAuthor Commented:
Hi Thanks.  I'm not sure about sftp.

He claims he need permission to write to var/...  How can I accomplish this? If I take him out of wheel, what group do I put him in so he has the necessary permissions to install packages and write to directories.  He is setting the box up to be a web server.

Wes
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gheistCommented:
Probably you dont put him in any group
Apache reads web files as group apache
You need to make him owner of web files
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