allow-paths NcFTPd file configuration
Don't forget to restart NcFTPd after modifying the file.

This experimental option can be used to open additional areas of the filesystem to unprivileged (not root), but restricted users.

For example, let's say you have a restricted user named joeuser whose restricted directory is /home/joeuser. Normally joeuser cannot access any file outside of /home/joeuser, but you want him to be able to access his web document root which is at /usr/local/apache/users/joeuser.

If you use this option to allow /usr/local/apache/users/joeuser, you could then do the following:

This would create a virtual graft where the users/joeuser path would now point to /usr/local/apache/users/joeuser, so joeuser could access his web documents by FTP. In this case the graft point is the symbolic link joeuser which is in /home/joeuser/users.

Note that there is a limitation where the graft point must be the same name as the last directory node in your allow-path, so unfortunately the following would not work, because the last node in your allow-path of /usr/local/apache/users is users while the graft point is named public_html.



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