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This is a fairly simple question, and I've been struggling at great length with it for no reason, so I decided just to post the question.

I have a FTP server with a bunch of users. They are all part of a group, ftp-users. I only want them to be able to access one folder, let's call it /home/folder. Currently, all users can access / and other folders.

In theory, if I run:

setfacl -x g:501 /

that should remove all permissions for the folder /, should it not? I just tried it and it didn't change anything.

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You shouldn't be messing with permissions on / what you want to do is setup your ftp server to chroot those users into /home/folder

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and chrooting them to the folder will not allow them to move anywhere other than /home/folder? how would I do this? –  SoFLy Jul 12 '11 at 3:42
    
@SoFLy correct to them they would see /home/folder as their / ... how to do it depends on your ftp server. Directions should be in the docs/man page. –  Zypher Jul 12 '11 at 3:44
    
When I setup a chroot jail, I vaguely recall that it stopped users from accessing directories inside the jail, and file permissions were wacky. Is this a regular occurrence or did I do something wrong? I changed the conf to chroot_local_user=YES and had this issue. –  SoFLy Jul 12 '11 at 3:55
    
@SoFLy you'll have to do some more config to chroot multiple people into one directory. I suggest posting a new question with what you have already tried and the results. –  Zypher Jul 12 '11 at 4:01
    
Great, thanks Zypher! –  SoFLy Jul 12 '11 at 22:35
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