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Authored by: Anonymous on Jun 23, '01 06:47:34PM
1) Once you chroot someone to a directory, they may never leave it. This is a security feature. There some tricks that you could use to simulate a shared directory, but that's an article in itself.

2) The stock FTP server in OS X does not have the facilities to place limits on the number of simultaneous logins, bandwidth, and other things. You'll need to look around for other FTP servers that are more fully featured.

3) If you want to set up some kind of FTP group, use NetInfo. Then again, if you use the ftpchroot feature, there would be little point in setting up an FTP group.


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Authored by: Novajo on Jun 26, '01 08:24:12AM
BY far your best option is proftpd. It is very easy to configure, it compiles with no problem on Mac OS X. You can limit the bandwidth (with RateReadBPS), chroot and all. All directives are available here.

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Authored by: Jadey on Jun 26, '01 09:26:37PM

You wrote, "The stock FTP server in OS X does not have the facilities to place limits on the number of simultaneous logins, bandwidth, and other things. You'll need to look around for other FTP servers that are more fully featured. "

I don't believe this is true. From what I've read, the server that comes installed with Mac OS X is WU-FTP, a very popular server, and one that is used on our linux servers @ work. Although I don't know what files to edit to set these preferences, at work we use webmin at: http://www.webmin.com and it has a section to configure WU-FTP as you'd like it. Webmin does work on OS X.



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Authored by: Yaso on Dec 07, '01 03:18:27PM

I have setup a FTP server on Mac OS X Client and everything work fine except for one thing. I can have more than 10 or so (hard to figure) simultaneous connection. So YES it is capable of blocking the number of users loggin in.

Now I need to increase that number to 100. But I can't find were to set this up?!?

Do you have any idea?
Yaso



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