[CentOS] vsftpd: users can delete files they don't possess

Kai Schaetzl maillists at conactive.com
Tue May 16 16:57:45 UTC 2006

Andy Green wrote on Tue, 16 May 2006 16:59:18 +0100:

> This sounds like a Unix feature, not a bug.  If the user has write 
> rights to the directory, he can delete anything in the directory no 
> matter who owns the file.

Oh, well, now that you say it I remember that remotely from "Unix school". 
I'd completely phased that out.

Is there a way to achieve different behavior without using acl extensions? 
My objective is that I want users *not* to be able to delete certain 
files/directories in their home directories. It seems I can achieve this 
partly by putting files in a directory they don't own. They then cannot 
delete the files in the directory and therefore cannot delete the 
directory. As soon as the directory is empty they can delete it.


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