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Default umask when logging in through FTP is 027 .

I want to change this to 002 so a process with the same group can consume an uploaded file.

Man 'ftpd' page says pass -u 002 to the ftpd command. But my problem is I can't find where ftpd is started from. So my question is, how to pass -u 002 to ftpd on startup? I can't find an /etc/init.d/ script.

Details: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.3 (Linux 2.6.18-128.1.1.el5 )

RPM installed: ftp-0.17-35.el5 (rpm -qa | grep ftp)

which ftpd: /usr/kerberos/sbin/ftpd

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First - your ftpd is not from ftp package. If you try rpm -qf /usr/kerberos/sbin/ftpd then you see a name of real one (something like krb5-appl-servers-1.0.1-7.el6_2.1.x86_64). This FTP server is started by xinetd and configuration is in /etc/xinetd.d/gssftp . One of parameters is:

server_args     = -l -a

and you can add your flags here:

server_args     = -l -a -u 002

next you must restart xinetd service (service xinetd restart) and it should work as you need.

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