Sunday, September 4, 2011

jail environment using vsftpd

This post explains how to limit users to only their home directory in vsftpd ftp demon so that the users will be in a jail environment and he can not change to other directories.

Open the vstpd configuration file
vi /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf

Add the following variable

chroot_local_user=YES

Restart the vsftpd service
/etc/init.d/vsftpd restart

Now on wards when the user logs in via ftp he gets into his home directory. But he cannot change the directory out of it. This is known as jailed environment. 


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