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#1 2012-05-02 18:44:11

yasar11732
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[vsftpd] [Solved] How to set anonymous root directory?

I have set up the vsftpd as I like. I can login as either my own name, or anonymous. But in anonymous login, I end up chrooted to an empty directory. I want to change that directory to somewhere else, where I keep the files I want to share. I have read wiki page, but it doesn't mention how to do it. I have also checked man vsftpd.conf, but no luck.

Edit:
Having another look at the man vsftpd.conf, I see that there is anon_root option that does exactly what I need. I have set it to some directory in my home directory. However, I am still seeing empty directory when I login as anonymous. I guess that may be because I own the directory, and not the ftp user. However, I don't want to change ownership of the directory to ftp user, since I am actively using that directory. Any ideas?

Last edited by yasar11732 (2012-05-02 19:37:18)


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#2 2012-05-02 18:57:54

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Re: [vsftpd] [Solved] How to set anonymous root directory?

Normally, the vsftpd manual should have instructions on how to define an anonymous root dir. It's been a while since I used it but I definitely recall it being an option.

Quick google:

http://www.g-loaded.eu/2008/12/02/set-u … -a-minute/

Make sure your user has at least read rights to that dir. Typically, if it's in your home dir, they do not. Set it to some dir in /var or sth and symlink that dir into your own home dir, assign the dir to you as owner, and make sure the ftp user is part of a group that can read the dir. That's the cleanest solution.

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#3 2012-05-02 19:26:05

yasar11732
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Re: [vsftpd] [Solved] How to set anonymous root directory?

Thanks for the link, it was very helpfull. Unfortunetely, I couldn't make it work yet. Here is my latest config file:

anonymous_enable=YES
local_enable=NO
write_enable=NO
anon_root=/srv/ftp
anon_max_rate=2048000
xferlog_enable=YES
listen=YES

And, I also did

sudo mount --bind /home/yasar/somedir /srv/ftp

I have checked the ownership of files and directories:

yasar@yasar-laptop /srv/ftp $ ls -al /srv
toplam 60
drwxr-xr-x   4 root  root   4096 Nis  2 02:41 .
drwxr-xr-x  21 root  root   4096 Nis  8 16:55 ..
drwxr-xr-x 883 yasar users 28672 May  1 20:52 ftp
drwxr-xr-x   2 root  root   4096 Nis  2 02:41 http

Files and directories under ftp are owned by yasar:users and read only for others. I have also tried binding to /srv/ftp/pub, but that didn't work too. (Edit: by that didn't work, I mean I am still seeing empty directory when I login as anon.)

Edit: (Solved) I have restarted the filezilla, and it started working. I didn't see that coming hmm

Last edited by yasar11732 (2012-05-02 19:38:02)


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#4 2014-12-26 12:23:15

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Re: [vsftpd] [Solved] How to set anonymous root directory?

haha Thanks! Restarting filezilla solved it


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