[CentOS] vsftp and nonpriv_user option question

umair shakil umairshakeel at gmail.com
Fri Sep 7 14:01:10 UTC 2007


Dear Blackburn,

There are 0 to 1024 ports that are privileged ports and those ports will on
be run by
root.

Regards,

Umair Shakil
ETD


On 9/7/07, Blackburn, Marvin <mblackburn at glenraven.com> wrote:
>
>  thhis didnt go through completely the first time.
>
>
> I am a bit confused as to how this works.
> I created a local unpriveleged user (with /bin/nologin shell).
> i uncommented the line containing
> nopriv_user=ftpsecure
> and restarted vsftp.
>
> I am confused as to what is supposed to happen.
> Shuld the daemon /usr/sbin/vsftpd be run as root or should it be
> ftpsecure?
>
> Or is the account only used to login to transfer files?
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
>
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