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Hey Guys. Today i got my second server online and I'm in a need of some help :> I'm running a debian 5.0 64bit. Was wondering How to add a ...
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    FTP Access, New User, Folder Access


    Hey Guys. Today i got my second server online and I'm in a need of some help :>



    I'm running a debian 5.0 64bit.

    Was wondering How to add a new user to the server, with it's own password and so that user can only view a folder set for him via FTP.


    Something like this

    User: Andrew
    passw: xxxxxx
    Folder Access: Server5

    I don't want to give out my root password, thats why i need this.


    Thanks.

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    you would add a user like you would any other shell user of your system. I will assume you all ready created a folder for this user:
    Code:
    useradd -d /home/path -s /sbin/nologin andrew
    passwd andrew
    The home directory (-d) is the absolute path to the folder you want that user mapped to.

    the shell setting (-s) may or may not be right. it depends your software, or if you are using PAM authentication or UNIX authentication. more info is required to say for sure.
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