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FTP:

Login to the nas4Free web GUI and enable the service.

Go to Services|FTP There’s not much to setup:

  1. Enable FTP using the tick box at the top right of the interface.
  2. It’s wise to Disable Permit root login

proftpd.conf

The GUI is basically an interface for the proftpd.conf file on the NAS. The Auxiliary parameters text box at the bottom allows parameters to be added to proftpd.conf. Documentation is here.

Editing using the web GUI overwrites the existing proftpd.conf file so as you dig deeper into the FTP configuration you’ll need to chose weither you’ll be using the web GUI or by text editing the file directly.

Users, Groups and Permissions.

A user must be a member of the FTP group to login. This can be setup in the web GUI Access|Users|Edit.

By default the user should only see their personal folder.

I have 3 types of user

  • ftp admin ( general access to all artist and clients folders )
  • Artists
  • Clients

setting permissions in nas4free

Each requires their own folder permissions. The best way for me to do this is by editing proftpd.conf

Editing proftpd.conf

Using ssh you can edit this file using the comand nano var/etc/proftpd.config

DefaultRoot

Users can have multiple DefaultRoots

DefaultChdir

links.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-general-1/proftpd-allow-user-to-specific-folder-446178/