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Hi there, I have setup a VSFTPD server (on Centos 5), with virtual users. Now what I want to do is setup a second user to access the home folder ...
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    VSFTPD - virtual users, shared folder, read only users


    Hi there,

    I have setup a VSFTPD server (on Centos 5), with virtual users.

    Now what I want to do is setup a second user to access the home folder of a primary user as read/download only.

    So long story short... I have for read / write:

    user1
    -> /home/ftproot/user1 (home folder)

    Then I would like to create user2 and have read only:

    user2
    -> /home/ftproot/user1

    Now because the virtual users don't use regular permissions, I am not sure how to go about that.

    I am sure I need to use a "per user" config option, and set the home folder, as well as some permissions related VSFTPD options... but just not sure how to do it.

    Ideas?

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    useradd vsftpdguest

    vi /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf
    guest_enable=YES
    virtual_use_local_privs=YES
    guest_username=vsftpdguest
    user_config_dir=/etc/vsftpd/vsftpd_user_conf


    # mkdir /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd_user_conf
    cd /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd_user_conf
    echo /home/user1 > user1
    echo /home/user2 > user2

    chmod 555 /home/user1 <-- just for read.
    chmod 777 /home/user2 <-- full access.


    try it

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