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FTP Users and httpdocs

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by Mansour, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. Mansour

    Mansour Guest

    I have a problem with Plesk 8.2 regarding to ftp account which I can’t solve it. My requirements are:
    We have many users with ftp account, they should see only one directory and they have to upload a files through FTP connection.
    Then the user should go to the PHP script which read the files that he just uploaded them and then the script will move the files from the user directory to a script directory.

    To do that, I create web user accounts for each user, so the user have a directory under this path:
    Then configure the php script to read all the files in the user directory. But I have this error:
    Warning: opendir(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(/var/www/vhosts/ domain.com/web_users/user1/) is not within the allowed path(s): (/var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs:/tmp) in /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/FileSystem.php on line 372

    I try to resolve this error by two way:
    1- Try to allow php script to access to web_user directory through configure open_basedir. I couldn’t do that, I try by different ways but no one works.

    2- Try to solve this issue by place a symbolic link to a web_users directory, but even this not work, I will explain number 2 with all the steps as what I understand from difrents post:

    First, I have a directory which have a sub directory for each user under httpdocs
    and the sub directory should be like this
    /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/Files /U1
    /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/Files /U2
    /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/Files /U3

    Now I will try to add a link in web_users to the user directory (e.g. U1) under ‘httpdocs/Files:

    [root@server /]#
    [root@server /]# ln -s /var/www/vhosts/ domain.com/httpdocs /Files/U1 user1
    [root@server /]# mv user1 /var/www/vhosts/ domain.com/web_users/

    No I create a web user under name ‘user1’, Now whey I try to access the server through FTP with user1 account, the server not allow me to access, I have to delete the symbolic then create new file wit the same name and correct owner and group.
    I try to change the link owner and group, just in case

    [root@server /]# chown -h user1.psaserv user1
    but even this did not solve the problem.

    [root@server /]# ftp localhost
    Connected to localhost.
    220 ProFTPD 1.3.0 Server (ProFTPD) []
    500 AUTH not understood
    500 AUTH not understood
    KERBEROS_V4 rejected as an authentication type
    Name (localhost:root): user1
    331 Password required for user1.
    530 Login incorrect.
    Login failed.
    421 Service not available, remote server has closed connection

    Could anyone help me please, whatever by option 1 or 2.
  2. Mansour

    Mansour Guest

    Hi again
    I tried this command also :
    [root@server /]# useradd -u 10041 -d /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/Files/U1 -g psacln -s /bin/false user1
    [root@server /]# passwd user1

    but it did not work, (530 Login incorrect.)
  3. sapodisapi

    sapodisapi Guest

  4. flupke

    flupke Guest

    If I Add a user in passwd with bin/nologin as shell , that user can't login in ftp (authentication failure reporter by proftp in log/message). Replacing nologin with chrootsh or any other shell solves the problem.

    But why can all other users created by plesk itself access ftp with bin/nologin as shell!

    Is this related to PAM?