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How do you set up an FTP user account?

1) How do you set up an FTP user account on a Solaris Unix box? Please show the steps (assuming I have root account access).
2) Where are the FTP user account information stored? For example: Unix user accouns are stored on /etc/passwd what about ftp user account where are they stored?

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Depends on the ftp server, but generally they are in /etc/passwd too. For an ftp only account some people add /usr/bin/true to /etc/shells. Then give the user a shell of /usr/bin/true. They can't do much with a shell like that if they telnet in, but ftp will work.
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hello,
could you plaese tell me if we have to make a separate user account for ftp only without telnet in case of IBM-AIX server then what would be the steps??
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