Controlling read access
vmutu at pcbi.upenn.edu
Thu Jul 31 21:28:38 UTC 2008
On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 05:16:48PM -0400, John Almberg wrote:
> I operate a server on which I am typically the only ssh user, but I
> do provide a small number of users ftp access.
> Each user has their own home directory. Currently all home
> directories have read permission set for 'other'. This means if I log
> in as one user, I can read and even download the contents of other
> users home directories.
> I want to block this read access. What is the best way to do this?
> Turn off the read bit for 'other'? Or is there some better way?
> Thanks: John
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If the user logs into their own directory via FTP, there should be a way to "chroot" him/her, so that the home directory appears as the root directory. Consult your FTP server manuals for this.
You might also turn off the r,w,x bits for other.
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