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Written by Zack MIlls   
Thursday, 10 September 2009 12:50

Go with proftpd, this will set up a server with access to "/home/shareftp" and give only a user access to a user called "ftpuser"

 

This is the process I used on a couple Ubuntu Servers to Get Running Fast

  1. Install proftpd in standallon mode
      sudo apt-get install proftpd
  2. Next edit the shells file and add one line of code
    1. However /usr/bin/false needs to be added to /etc/shells to make it a valid login shell. Without this when you try to ftp as a user that has a shell of /usr/bin/false you’ll get a “530 Login incorrect. Login failed.” regardless of whether you get the password right or not.
    2. sudo nano /etc/shells
      # add line "/bin/false"
  3. Add a User
      sudo useradd ftpuser -p userftp_password -d /home/shareftp -s /bin/false
  4. Set User Password
      sudo passwd ftpuser
    1. You will be asked to enter the password twice
      userftp_password
  5. Edit proftpd.conf  
    1. sudo nano /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf
    2. Adjust "ServerName"
    3. Add "UseReverseDNS off" I have it after "ShowSymlinks"
    4. Adjust "DefaultRoot        /home/shareftp"
    5. Adjust "RequireValideShell     off"
    6. Adjust "PassivePorts  55555 55655"
    7. I used all other default values I will upload a sample file to this article.
  6. Edit File access rights
      cd /home/shareftp
      sudo find . -type d -exec chmod 777 {} \;
      sudo find . -type f -exec chmod 777 {} \;
  7. Restart Server
      sudo /etc/init.d/proftpd restart

This got me up and running, I could add users and lock them into to sub-folders without much hassle other than repeating steps 3 and 4 with a different path.

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 December 2009 15:48