File Permissions

Mike Solis mike at
Fri Apr 25 00:40:55 PDT 2003

I did some reading up on jails and chroot.  Sounds much more secure to 
me.  So both of these methods let me specify a directory on my drive 
that is treated exactly like the root directory and access is 
restricted to that directory.  Does anybody have a good article or 
tutorial I can read on how to implement it though.  I'm running two 
sites using Virtual Hosting.

I do appreciate all this help too.


On Thursday, April 24, 2003, at 08:21 PM, Malcolm Kay wrote:

> 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.
> Malcolm

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