ProFTPD Configuration/Jailing

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ProFTPD Configuration/Jailing

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Great site! Lots of input around here.

I am trying to configure ProFTPD to jail a certain user to his/her home directory. I've read loads of documentation tonight, but everytime I have tried to limit this user, I cannot login with his/her name, nor any username on my system. I get a "server unavailible" messgae. However, once I remove the DefaultRoot~ tag, I am able to log back into the server.


I have this person running on my webserver, but only with his/her own directory under my server's directory tree. I have dynamic DNS, so it is too much trouble to set up virtual hosts.

Is there a way to do this that I am missing?

Edit: I have more of an idea what is going on here. The jail initially worked. However, since I have this sym links pointing to the /var/www/html/persons_directory, they are being ignored do to the jail. Can I override this to let this person use the sym links? All of the permissions are set for this user to use Apache's directory that he/she has.

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