VSFTPD installation and access

January 31, 2015 434 views

I installed VSFTPD for the current user normally. I want to give access to files like this - ftp://username:password@[ipaddress]/path/to/your/file.xml
I just installed my game(callofduty4) in a folder I created in home directory with the root user. The files i want to give access to clients are automatically creates in root. So I can't give the link as above because I have to give root and password for that. How can I create a new account and give the access to that files in root directory.

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Instead of providing a user access to the /root folder, which is not recommended. I would suggest creating another user and placing the files they need access to into their home directory. You can find a guide on setting up additional users here

After creating the users, they will have a /home/username folder. This folder will be something they can access. Then you can upload it as root and change the ownership of the file with

chown username:username /home/username/filename

Then you can just upload it to their home directory, they can log in and get the file. This prevents the security risks of making a mistake and providing a user access to the /root directory.

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