Use this procedure to configure the new ftpd:

Note: A user will not have the ability to travel anywhere outside
of his home directory on the system.  Setting up a bogus
shell with exit 0 as the contents will cause the connection
of a user to be immediately terminated if the user attempts
to telnet into the system.

1. Configure the ftpaccess file:

a. cd /etc/ftpd

b. cp -p /usr/newconfig/etc/ftpd/ftpaccess .

c. vi ftpaccess.  At the bottom of the file there is a guestgroup
directive ‘guestgroup ftponly’.

i. Either change that group designation to one you already
have or keep that designation.

ii. If you are keeping the ftponly group, then create that
group on your system.

2. Modify the /etc/inetd.conf file to enable the use of the ftpaccess

a. vi /etc/inetd.conf

b. Add the -a flag to the ftp daemon.

c. ftp      stream tcp nowait root /usr/lbin/ftpd      ftpd -a -l

4. Make inetd re-read its configuration:

inetd -c

5. Create a bogus shell for users that will only have FTP access to
the system:

a. vi /usr/bin/ftpshell

b. exit 0

c. chmod 555 /usr/bin/ftpshell

d. chown bin:bin /usr/bin/ftpshell

6. Create an /etc/shells file:

a. vi /etc/shells

b. Include these lines in the file:


7. Now add a user to the system.  Use a group that is ‘ftponly’ and
make the user’s shell /usr/bin/ftpshell.

8. Use SAM to limit the user to his home directory by setting up the
directory in this form:


Note: The /./ is the important key here.  When the ftpd verifies a
user’s login, it checks and sees that the user is a member of
the ‘guestgroup’ ftponly.  It then examines the home directory
and, if it sees a /./ in the path, it will then perform a chroot
to that directory.  Therefore, when that user FTPs into the
system, their home directory will appear as the / directory.

9. Provide the user with an ls command:

a. cd /home/username

b. mkdir usr

c. mkdir usr/bin

d. cp -p /sbin/ls usr/bin

e. chown -R bin:bin usr

f. chmod -R 555 usr