[lug] LAMP FTP setup

karl horlen horlenkarl at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 6 18:08:16 MDT 2007

> You need an FTP server with virtual accounts.  These
> servers use their 
> own user database totally separate from the system
> accounts.  The 
> database could be as simple as username/password/ftp
> directory, or it 
> could include things like quotas, time-of-day
> restrictions, etc.  Their 
> ftp directory would be the same as their web site.
> I use pure-ftpd, but it's not the only ftp server
> with this support.

this probably looks like the way to go...

1) question though.. each user directory is still
going to require separate user permissions.  that
essentially means creating a user account for each
user even though the authentication now takes place
via sequre ftp to mysql db versus standard password
tables.  so it looks like regardless of the approach
used, a user account needs to be created right?

2) i imagine i can just lock the account or set the
default shell to none for each of those real system
accounts so that those accounts are basically useless
right (safe)?  is that the right approach or am i off


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