creating ftp users!

Raymond Sundland raymond at
Fri Jun 27 17:27:16 PDT 2003


If you want a nice message, I suggest creating a class in
/etc/logins.conf which point to a /etc/issues.sftponly file where the
user gets a nice message, which you deem appropriate.

Secondly, as far as chroot, I don't believe OpenSSH supports chroot
natively, however I know there is a patch floating around (I believe in
the contrib/ directory of the openssh portable tarball) which will patch
openssh to support chroot'd environments.  You will need to recompile
the openssh portable distribution, however.

Rob Lahaye wrote:
> Raymond Sundland wrote:
>>You can try setting the user's shell to /usr/libexec/sftp-server (or 
>>wherever the sftp-server binary exists under FreeBSD).
>>This will give the user ability to SFTP into the box, but without a 
>>normal shell.  /usr/lib/exec/sftp-server should be added to /etc/shells, 
> Almost works ;).
> Doing what you suggest, I can sftp to the account, but when I do ssh to
> that account, I get the regular login message but no prompt. Something
> seems to hang. When I type something and hit return, I get:
> bad message
> Connection to closed.
> $
> It somehow blocks ssh login indeed, but it's not very nice!
> BTW will sftp also work with the /etc/chroot file?
> Thanks,
> Rob.
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