[linux-elitists] pop/ftp and shell

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Wed Mar 29 18:30:43 PST 2000

On Wed, Mar 29, 2000 at 06:15:43PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:

> So, we make the ftpd chroot users to ~/ftptemp ?  ~/public_html ?

Depends on how resistant to nuisance vandalism you want the account 
to be. 

If you make it ~/public_html, anyone who sniffs the ftp password can
vandalize users' web sites or post warez (up to the user's quota, which
I'm assuming you'd make pretty strict.)  If you make it a different
directory, the user has to log in and move files to make stuff visible
on the web. It's a tradeoff between security and convenience, like many

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