Summary: How to make ftpd call chroot()

From: Rich (
Date: Fri Mar 03 2000 - 05:21:33 CST

Original Post:

> Howdy,
> I'm trying to set up an account for "semi-anonymous" FTP. That is, I
> want the account to have a user name and passwd, but in all other
> respects it should behave like anonymous FTP.
> I'm using Sun's Solaris 7's ftpd. Every thing works except I can't
> find a way to force the server to chroot(). Is there a way?
> Would wuftp or any of the other ftp daemons out there allow me to do
> this?
> Thanks,
> Rich

The overwhelming response was to get WU-FTPD and use the 'guest'
feature. This is exactly what I was looking for. A guest user has a
username and password, but is locked into his/her home directory tree.

Thanks to all!


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