creating ftp users!

Andrew Gould andrewgould at
Wed Jul 18 13:25:14 UTC 2007

> ----- Original Message ----
> From: "Gollapati, Kishore (GE Indust, ES Europe, consultant)" <kishore.gollapati at>
> To: freebsd-questions at
> Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 7:22:43 AM
> Subject: creating ftp users!
> Hi 
> I am using windows 2003 server. I want to limiting ftp users to their respective home dir. i have seen your reply 
> "You can do this simply by creating a file /etc/ftpchroot and putting all the usernames in there. "
> Can you please tell more on this
> Regards
> Kishore
> _____________________________________________

Step 1.  Replace the operating system on the server (Windows Server 2003) with FreeBSD 6.2.
             During the installation, select the option to activate inetd and uncomment the ftp line
             in /etc/inetd.conf.

Step 2.  Login as root and create your users using the command 'adduser'.

Step 3.  Using a text editor, such as vi, create the file /etc/ftpchroot and add each user name on

            its own line.

Best of luck,

Andrew L. Gould

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