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Change home directory for anonymous login
« on: November 09, 2022, 05:22:01 PM »
OK, I'm actually stuck.

Does anyone know how to change/set the user directory for the Anonymous login?

Tried to change the home directory on the FTP user account, but nothing.


Thanks

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Re: Change home directory for anonymous login
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2023, 06:14:23 AM »
I used to be a pure-ftpd jockey for 10 years, but then switched over to CrushFTP.

Not sure your exact needs, but you could create a group called nochroot or roamers (whatever you like) and put all non-anonymous FTP users in it that you want to be able to roam the filesystem freely:

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ChrootEveryone no

# If the previous option is set to "no", members of the following group
# won't be caged. Others will be. If you don't want chroot()ing anyone,
# just comment out ChrootEveryone and TrustedGID.

TrustedGID 10

Or you could ChrootEveryone and set up symlinks in privileged subdirs that let those users break out of the chroot jail:
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Symbolic links can be followed when users are chrooted, even when they are pointing out of the chroot jail. This unique feature makes shared content easy to set up.

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Re: Change home directory for anonymous login
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2023, 12:09:06 PM »
Was trying to setup an FTP Anonymous for a mirror site.

Seems like CWP has the security locked down for this though.

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Re: Change home directory for anonymous login
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2023, 06:13:17 PM »
Probably -- I didn't look at the build options for CWP's pure-ftpd. You'd probably have to re-build it yourself with the full selection of features. At this point, I'm only using sftp on my servers, and CrushFTP for a full-featured FTP/SFTP/web interface workgroup file sharing site.

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Re: Change home directory for anonymous login
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2023, 10:08:20 PM »
I miss Serv-U and WS-FTP Server.
But that was Windows. And a long time ago in 2001. (OK, I'm old)

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Re: Change home directory for anonymous login
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2023, 12:55:21 AM »
I started with ProFTPd, did a quick dabble with WS-FTP then pretty quickly jumped ship over to pure-ftpd. Lean, mean FTP in its purest form -- secure but lots of features. So I was glad to see it included with CWP as a bullet point, but as states I don't use FTP anymore (and have FTP running on an alternate port on only one server -- the better to avoid script kiddie scans).