Originally posted by WebadOnline Here's another HOT Question. I would like to know how can I setup FTP Accounts without them being a real unix user? I am running wu-ftpd. Can someone please tell me how I can do this.
Not sure why you consider this hot? The answer is, you cannot setup FTP Accounts without having a real user behind the accounts. The user has to be there, otherwise how is WUFTPD going to match a user to the password?
Also, What should I do if there is a directory that I want apache and root to read. But not users of the system to be able to get into. What should I do?
Depends on your Apache user. Most likely the owner of the Apache process is either the user apache or the user httpd.
First, chown the directory to apache/httpd (chown -R username directory/)
The set permissions to that person only. chmod -R 600 directory/
(that will give the username above rw permissions, but no one else will have access.