freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 110, Issue 10

Simon Hewitt simon.hewitt at
Wed Aug 31 17:26:56 GMT 2005

All I can say is download PureFTPd ( and compile with 
the following switch


(from the main documentation). Install and then follow the directions 
for setting up virtual users 
( . Create your users and 
start the server with

/usr/local/sbin/pure-ftpd -j -lpuredb:/etc/pureftpd.pdb &

I was doing this EXACT task today. After arguing for hours with the 
vsftp server I went for this one. After about 15 minutes its now working 
like a dream.

Good luck


> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 14:18:28 +0200
> From: Andreas Wideroe Andersen <andreas-ml at>
> Subject: FTP Permissions
> To: freebsd-questions at
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> Hi,
> I'm running FreeBSD 5.4 STABLE and the latest Proftpd. I have a little 
> problem I need help with.
> I want about 10 users to have access to the same directory/subdirectories 
> on the FTP server and all must be able to upload, delete and retrive (full 
> access) to the files in these directories.
> I want all users to have different usernames/passwords so I can log them, 
> but all should have full access to the ftp directories.
> How would I set this up? I've tried making all members of the same group, 
> but I can't overwrite/delete files other uploaded.
> Any help very much appreciated.
> Thanks!
> Andreas

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