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Restrict index file in wwwroot for user

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by rvdmeer, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. rvdmeer

    rvdmeer Guest

    Hi guys,

    Before asking my question I must say this isnt a plesk based question. Its an unix/linux permission question. Still, based on the experience i can say there are several unix professionals here who might be able to help me with this question.

    We are sponsering a website and therefor created an subdomein. The customer is able to upload files on the subdomein. I would like to restrict his access to the index.html file.

    I changed the permissions on the index.html file to:

    I would say that this solves the problem because I restricted the user permissions on the index.html file. But still, if i'm connecting thru ftp, on his user login, i'm able to change/remove the file. I guess that the permissions are recursive from the home directory who has the permissions to upload.

    Could someone tell me howto restrict the access for removing this file and recreating a new index.html file?

    Thanks in advance.

    Kind regards,
  2. jamesyeeoc

    jamesyeeoc Guest

    As long as this user does not know a lot about Linux, you could set the immutable bit (chattr +i) which should then make the file unchangeable even by root (until that bit is unset).
  3. rvdmeer

    rvdmeer Guest

    I was thinking too difficult again. Thanks jamesyeeoc
  4. jamesyeeoc

    jamesyeeoc Guest

    No problem Ronald, it seems that the older I get, the easier it is for my brain to follow the KISS principle. Probably due to having fewer brain cells.... LOL
  5. SecondPhase

    SecondPhase Guest

    chmod -w index.html

    should work, i don't think they can change a read only file.