Missing FTP configuration files/commands


 
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Missing FTP configuration files/commands

I was asked if I can create an FTP only user on a UNIX system I've inherited at work. (Solaris).
I've worked on UNIX systems for a long time, but never really as an admin.

I searched the web, and on this forum, for information on exactly how to do this.
(The new user will also need to be restricted to one directory.)

I found what I was looking for, understood (I thinkSmilie) what was required, then immediately hit a hurdle.
I can't find several files and commands that were referenced in the info I found. Smilie
/etc/shells
/etc/ftpd/
ftpaccess
ftpconfig

These all were integral in what I needed to do.
Are they standard for UNIX installs, or do I need to get them?

This is the version of UNIX I am using:
SunOS 5.8 Generic_108528-13 sun4u sparc SUNW,UltraAX-i2

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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What instructions were you following? They were probably specific to one particular FTP daemon.
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A standard user account should suffice to get it working from an FTP point of view.

To stop a login, change the default user shell to be /bin/false

Make sure that you try to login and set the password that way so that FTP will allow the login. If the password has expired, the FTP login will be refused.




Robin
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Originally Posted by rbatte1
A standard user account should suffice to get it working from an FTP point of view.

To stop a login, change the default user shell to be /bin/false

Make sure that you try to login and set the password that way so that FTP will allow the login. If the password has expired, the FTP login will be refused.

Robin
There's the problem. I need to put that in the /etc/shells file. Which isn't there.
When I created one, and put that line in, all my other logins began to fail.

But it did work. I was able to login via FTP only. (ie. No telnet.)

Would I need to include all the other shells that other users use? Smilie)

But to restrict the user to one particular directory, I would need those other files and commands.

This is the link to a message on these boards that details what I need.
"https://www.unix.com/solaris/146507-how-restrict-user-specific-directory-solaris-10-a.html"
(It seems I'm not allowed to include links in my messages yet!)

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by HeyMoe
There's the problem. I need to put that in the /etc/shells file. Which isn't there.
Do you?

That would permit people to login with /bin/false, which would do nothing and instantly quit, but be a login nonetheless.

Without it, they will fail to login as /bin/false. Tomato, tomahto.
 

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