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I added an user to pure-ftpd with adduser -h /blah user, using busybox.

Unfortunately, he is able to go up in the tree and see the root folder.

How can I disallow this ?

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Thank you for the answers :) – user39610 Apr 5 '10 at 11:10

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Edit the file /etc/pure-ftpd/conf/ChrootEveryone

Enter the following in this file :


Restart pure-ftpd

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You can start pure-ftpd with the -A options to chroot all users within their home directories. See the FAQ.

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