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limiting access to computer's full directory (2 posts)

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  • Started 21 years ago by rurunning
  • Latest reply 21 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • rurunning Member

    I am new to osX and working on setting up remote ftp access to my g4. All works fine execpt I'm curious if I can limit a user's ability to access the root directory in full. With no knowledge of unix, I went ahead and set up a blank user on my system in hopes of creating a simple drop box for remote uploads with fetch. When I log on as the blank user (blank meaning only one folder in the user's home) I'm able to move up a dir. level and view everything. I can limit the user's abilty to see the admin account's files, etc. but that's as far as I've gotten. This probably isn't a fetch issue, but I figured I'd try here. thanks.

    Posted 21 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I know you can restrict anonymous ftp clients to a certain directory -- that's called a "chroot jail". For more information I'd recommend running Terminal and typing "man ftpd" -- it's the manual page for the FTP server built into Mac OS X.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 21 years ago #

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