On Sat, Jan 31, 2004 at 10:49:12AM +0800, Robert Storey wrote: > I'm setting up an anonymous ftp server. I understand that a user named > "ftp" can log in without a password, and that "anonymous" is an alias > for user ftp. What I'm wondering is if it is possible to assign other > aliases for ftp, let us say user "aardvark" or "scary.daemon" whatever? > How would I go about doing that?
It depends on which FTP server software you're using. For the built-in ftpd, see ftpd.conf(5), ftpusers(5) and ftpchroot(5) --- but basically you need something like this: /etc/ftpusers: root toor daemon operator bin tty kmem games news man sshd bind uucp xten pop www nobody mailnull smmsp # UIDs for anonymous FTP aardvark allow guest scary.daemon allow guest That's all you need, but if you want to make the FTP session chroot to some other directory, or make the FTP daemon display various messages when the user logs in, use /etc/ftpd.conf and /etc/ftpchroot as well. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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