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sshd issue

On Sun, 2005-06-05 at 00:52 -0400, trlists at wrote:
> I have a few sites hosted on a virtual server with a commercial hosting 
> company.  I have root access to the virtual server and can control my 
> own configuration for pretty much everything.
> I want some users to have a "jailed root" for FTP connections so that I 
> can give an FTP login to someone managing site A and prevent them from 
> seeing site B's files.
> I managed to do this easily for straight FTP logins by adding some 
> VirtualHost directives to proftpd.conf.  However users can also access 
> the system via SFTP/SSH which I presume must go through sshd (the site 
> uses OpenSSH).  I can't find anything in the sshd config file docs that 
> lets me control the ftp logins specifically, or that lets me set the 
> home directory for a specific user coming in via SSH and prevent them 
> from going anywhere above that in the tree.  Anyone know if such a 
> thing exists?  Another approach with the same effect?

( Derek, allow me.  *grin* )

Tom - 

Take a look at rssh (  It
might just meet your needs...

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