Steps to install vsftpd and jail users to their home directories:
Step-1) To install vsftpd, on the terminal type:
sudo apt-get -y install vsftpd
Step-2) To edit vsftpd configuration file, on the terminal type:
sudo [nano/vi/emacs] /etc/vsftpd.conf
Step-3) To jail users to their respective home directories, search the file for text “chroot_local_user” and remove the ‘#’ pound sign at the begining of the line and change it’s value to ‘YES’. Save and exit.
Step-4) Restart vsftpd service:
sudo service vsftpd restart
Congratulations! you have successfully jailed users to their respective home directories.
Step-5) To test, on the terminal windows type:
(when prompted, enter local computer login credentials)
ls -lh ../../.. OR whatever you want to check.
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