File Permissions

Malcolm Kay Malcolm.Kay at
Thu Apr 24 23:15:47 PDT 2003

On Fri, 25 Apr 2003 14:27, Mike Solis wrote:
> I'm using FreeBSD 4.7 as a web server running Apache2.  I'm trying to
> ftp into my server root folder but keep getting told I don't have
> permission.  I am included in group wheel so thought I would have the
> correct permissions.  What am I missing?

By default ftp access is inhibited for most special users as determined by the 
login names listed in /etc/ftpusers

Removing root from the list should, I imagine, allow you to do what you want.
BUT these names are in the list for very good reason -- removing any of them 
makes it that much easier for some nasty to get in and seriously corrupt your 
system. I suggest you don't go down this path.


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