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FTP Jailing or Chroot users – Limit users to only their home directory Using VSFTP

Published February 27, 2010 by Siva

Open vsftpd configuration file – /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf

# vi /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf

Made the Following changing in the File

chroot_list_enable=YES

chroot_list_file=/etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.chroot_list

chroot_local_user=YES

Save and close the file. Restart vsftpd.

# /etc/init.d/vsftpd restart

Now all users of VSFTPD/FTP will be limited to accessing only files in their own home directory.

They will not able to see /, /etc, /root and /tmp and all other directories.

This is an essential security feature.

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