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ductiletoaster
September 4th, 2009, 02:16 AM
ok so i setup sftp on my ubuntu machine and when i connected i noticed that i had complete view of all files and directories on the entire filesystem. How do i limit acces to lets say just one directory

LightningCrash
September 4th, 2009, 02:23 AM
use something like ProFTPD with TLS/SSL instead of SSH/SFTP.
http://www.castaglia.org/proftpd/doc/contrib/ProFTPD-mini-HOWTO-TLS.html

ductiletoaster
September 4th, 2009, 02:28 AM
honestly i would rather stick with openssh/sftp what advantages would proftpd have? does anyone know how to limit directory access in an openssh/ sftp setup

ductiletoaster
September 4th, 2009, 03:46 AM
Ok so i think i need to clear some things up. This is what i want. i want to be able to have it setup so when ever someone SFTP's to my computer they only have access/view one folder.

Specifically a friend and i want to setup a sharing system. so we can send and recieve files from each other. It doesnt have to be SFTP though i assumed that would be the best protocol. We just need it to be secure. Limiting access is a huge thing for us both so thats a must

LightningCrash
September 8th, 2009, 06:09 AM
Oops, looks like 4.9 adds a built-in for what you want

http://www.minstrel.org.uk/papers/sftp/builtin/