chroot and folder permissions

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by newmember, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. newmember

    newmember New Member

    This was kind of interesting, I added chroot to my sshd.
    And I changed my Management->System Config->User Prefix: to user[WEBID]_ from web[WEBID]_.

    Now when I create a new user I get a folder:

    Code:
    /var/www/web15/user/user15_chrisw/
    and in this folder I get all the standard folders. What is interesting is that all the folders in that directory are owned by root and not user15_chrisw or group web15.

    It was just interesting, I noticed that I was uploading files to what I thought was my website:

    Code:
    /var/www/web15/web
    but I was actually uploading them to
    Code:
    /var/www/web15/users/user15_chrisw/web

    Code:
    root@server-isp:/var/www/web15# ls -l
    total 24
    drwxrwxr-x 2 root web15 4096 2008-12-23 20:26 cgi-bin
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root web15 4096 2008-12-23 20:26 log
    drwxrwxrwx 2 root web15 4096 2008-12-23 20:26 phptmp
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root web15 4096 2008-12-23 20:26 ssl
    drwxr-xr-x 3 root web15 4096 2008-12-23 21:13 user
    drwxrwxr-x 3 root web15 4096 2008-12-23 20:26 web


    Code:
    root@server-isp:/var/www/web15# ls -l user/
    total 4
    drwxr-xr-x 11 user15_chrisw web15 4096 2008-12-23 21:18 user15_chrisw
    Code:
    root@server-isp:/var/www/web15# ls -l user/user15_chrisw/
    total 32
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root  4096 2008-12-23 21:13 bin
    drwxr-xr-x 2 user15_chrisw web15 4096 2008-12-23 21:18 chrisw
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root          root  4096 2008-12-23 21:13 dev
    drwxr-xr-x 4 root          root  4096 2008-12-23 21:14 etc
    drwxr-xr-x 4 root          root  4096 2008-12-23 21:14 lib
    drwxr-xr-x 4 root          root  4096 2008-12-23 21:13 usr
    drwxr-xr-x 3 root          root  4096 2008-12-23 21:14 var
    drwxrwxr-x 2 user15_chrisw web15 4096 2008-12-23 22:58 web
     
  2. newmember

    newmember New Member

    I was looking at this again and I am wondering if this is standard set up for ISPconfig? If it is I could actually use it for a few projects.

    The downside to this that when I create a user I have to edit the User and Groups to move the home directory in line with the website's root directory. That way the users can all edit the same website, not a 'user' sub folder.

    You want typically everyone to edit the same folders when they log in:

    Code:
    /var/www/web15/web
    With this each user edits their own folders:

    Code:
    /var/www/web15/users/user15_chrisw/web
    I have to change the user's default directory by editing the server user settings.
    I think this might be bad as ISPconfig would not know about the change, when future ISPconfig updates or changes have to be made to the account and things get over written.





    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2008
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    falko Super Moderator

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