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Sun Mar 27 15:54:36 IST 2005
<quote who="Arpit Sud">
> 2. User 'ftp' must belong to which group? Should i create a new group
> 'ftp'? Is there any specific gid for it?
> 3. Must i set a password for the user 'ftp'?
there is usually a default "ftp" user defined in most standard linux /
it has no privileges or shell. no password either
ftp is the uid/gid the ftp daemon runs under, typically - whether or not
you configure your ftp daemon to allow anonymous ftp access is another
then the next step is carefully controlling anon ftp downloads, and
restricting anon ftp uploads.
i would suggest using a security oriented ftp daemon such as vsftpd,
that'll let you do this quite easily.
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