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Old 09-28-2009
Permissions Issues FTP server

Hi all,

Quick question, im going to find this a bit hard to explain but ill give it a go.

Basically i have an admin account on an FTP server that i want to be able to control ALL files without having to use sudo (as i need to run cron scripts to move files that are owned by a number of different users).

I have tried setting the admin account to be inside the ftpusers group but the default chmod is 744 (i think) so the group will not allow this? I hope your following me here.

Anyway i would like to know if i can setup an account that will be able to access any files or could someone let me know the best setup for a ftp server (with 10+) remote users and 10+ scripts this side to send, move and receive files. ie who should own the incoming folder, outgoing folder and what permissions should be set on it. I want remote users to be able to drop files off into there directory (then my scripts run and move them), i also want myself to be able to drop files into there accounts outgoing folder so there sent over to there ftp server (via a script) (using cron).

Thanks alot. Smilie

---------- Post updated at 05:44 AM ---------- Previous update was at 05:29 AM ----------

Basically i need a user to override the owner on a certain group (ftpusers) with an admin account.
# 2  
Old 09-28-2009
Why don't you just change the rights on the folders ?

Something like :
chmod -R 0770 /my_base_dir

# 3  
Old 09-28-2009
set the ftpd umask to 002, then every file generated comes with 775

for aix ftp, change inetd.conf line with ftpd, and append the flag -u 2 eg

ftp     stream  tcp6    nowait  root    /usr/sbin/ftpd         ftpd -u 2

Edit: ok I'm not in the aix subforums, which ftp-server are you using? ^^

for vsftp set file_open_mode in /etc/vsftpd.conf to 775

for proftp change the umask line in /etc/proftp.conf to 002

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