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error 550 can't change root
Authored by: davidcrickett on Sep 16, '02 07:17:25AM

I have tried this, but get an 'error 550 can't change root' ???



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error 550 can't change root
Authored by: davidcrickett on Sep 17, '02 07:13:04AM

I mean, I've tried the trick mentioned in the start of this page, how to restrict ftpuser. How come I get this error? Maybe because I'm in Jaguar 10.2.1 build 6D42???? Can someone please solve this mystery!?? ;-)



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No longer works with Jaguar?
Authored by: Angostura on Sep 19, '02 05:30:00AM

Same here - no longer seems to work with Jaguar



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FIX: error 550 can't change root
Authored by: ludo on Sep 20, '02 09:52:18PM

The problem lies into the ftpd daemon shipped in jaguar (lukemftpd technically) and has been introduced a few months ago in the source code.

In short, the chroot operation because the code demotes the ftp daemon from its root privileges before calling chroot.

I have posted a more thorough explanation and steps to fix the problem at
http://www.chezludo.com/ftpchroot.html



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FIX: error 550 can't change root
Authored by: davidcrickett on Sep 21, '02 09:38:08AM

Yes! FIXED! Even if I had to drag the ftpd file (logging in as root) by hand, as I'm no unix geek, and this step (how to copy the downloaded file to the /usr/libexec) was beyond me. But it working, and I hope I haven't messed anything up ;-)



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