How to FTP to /clients/client1/*.*

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by edi00, May 3, 2011.

  1. edi00

    edi00 Member

    How can I configure to be able to FTP to /clients/client1/*.* without use of a domain name?:confused:
  2. eko_taas

    eko_taas New Member

    I'll assume you have to assign web-site in all cases. buy no worries :confused:

    Just tested to create new ftpuser with options Directory as "/var/www/clients/" instead of proposed /var/www/clients/client2/web1/

    and dadaa:

    Command:	USER ftptest
    Status:	TLS/SSL connection established.
    Response:	331 User ftptest OK. Password required
    Command:	PASS ********
    Response:	230-User ftptest has group access to:  client2    sshusers  
    Response:	230 OK. Current restricted directory is /
    Command:	SYST
    Response:	215 UNIX Type: L8
    Command:	FEAT
    Response:	211-Extensions supported:
    Response:	 EPRT
    Response:	 IDLE
    Response:	 MDTM
    Response:	 SIZE
    Response:	 REST STREAM
    Response:	 MLST type*;size*;sizd*;modify*;UNIX.mode*;UNIX.uid*;UNIX.gid*;unique*;
    Response:	 MLSD
    Response:	 AUTH TLS
    Response:	 PBSZ
    Response:	 PROT
    Response:	 UTF8
    Response:	 ESTA
    Response:	 PASV
    Response:	 EPSV
    Response:	 SPSV
    Response:	 ESTP
    Response:	211 End.
    Command:	OPTS UTF8 ON
    Response:	200 OK, UTF-8 enabled
    Command:	PBSZ 0
    Response:	200 PBSZ=0
    Command:	PROT P
    Response:	200 Data protection level set to "private"
    Status:	Connected
    Status:	Retrieving directory listing...
    Command:	PWD
    Response:	257 "/" is your current location
    Command:	TYPE I
    Response:	200 TYPE is now 8-bit binary
    Command:	PASV
    Response:	227 Entering Passive Mode (192,168,xxx,yyy,zzz,yyy)
    Command:	MLSD
    Response:	150 Accepted data connection
    Response:	226-Options: -a -l 
    Response:	226 5 matches total
    Status:	Directory listing successful
    Listing all clients and their sub folders (client2, 3 and 4) :eek:.
  3. edi00

    edi00 Member

    How can I create a new FTP client if I must specify a domain name to do so?
    I simply do not understand what I am looking at, here.
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    @edi00A FTP user is always associated to a website. So you can not access all sites of a client with one FTP user as every website has its own website (shell) user and the FTP user is bound to that shell user


    But you area aware that you can do this only as admin and not as client. As admin you can set off course paths that are outside of the client directory. But nevrtehless, setting such a path is useless as this FTP user still belongs to one website, so files uploaded by this user to a different website belong to a wrong user.
  5. edi00

    edi00 Member

    I would not mind if the FTP user would belong to one website.

    I just want to open separate directory "new" above the website

    and FTP to "new":rolleyes:
  6. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    FTP users belong to a website, so a path should be always withis a site. Create anwe directory:


    and then set the path of the FTp user to that directory.
  7. edi00

    edi00 Member

    That is what I have now.
    The problem is that if I am doing backup of all webs via WinSCP I do not want new directory in there.

    I do not understand why I can't FTP to root if I can do that with WinSCP
    I was always able to FTP to root as Admin on all my prior servers.
    I think you should create a provision to do so.:)

    Or how can I create web without use of domain
    Last edited: May 3, 2011
  8. eko_taas

    eko_taas New Member

    Might be cheap-and-dirty, but

    Based on Till's notes, this will be only useful for back-ups (you can always trust NewB ;) )

    Even if cheap-and-dirty, I tested with mentioned ftptest-user (account created as admin) and "back-up" all 3 clients to ftp-client working w/o issue (filezilla)....

    You can select any domain (or create new one just to be able to create ftp-user.... w/o (fake) domain I'll assume no chance.
  9. edi00

    edi00 Member

    Can you give me little more on how to create account as admin?
  10. eko_taas

    eko_taas New Member

    way to cheap-and-dirty

    This is how I did test (for you).

    Note! As I have understood/considered structure (as NewB to NewB):
    - admin is not a client
    - Client can be created by Admin (or distributer)
    - domain is under one client (which can be created by admin/distr. for him)
    - ftp-account is always under one domain (which can be created by admin/distr. for him)

    1. login as ISPC3 admin

    2. create new user (or use existing one with reasonable quota)

    3. create new web-site ( ;) or use existing one with existing user)
    (If you can use existing, you can avoid extra files as one domain less)

    4. create new ftp-account with Options / Directory as "/var/www/clients/"
    (as Till said possible only as Admin)

    5. try to back up your data (download)
    (I have tried with Filezilla w/o problem)

    Few issues I have not checked / tough thru:

    - how quota is working (was not an issue for me as used existing me-as-client with big quota)

    - I did not try to recover (i.e. upload), that should be done with site dedicated ftp-account to keep attributes correct as till mentioned earlier
    (I am using site dedicated ftp-accounts only (like till recommends), and also more limited ones for special purposes only to sub-folders /var/www/clients/client2/web1/subftp1/ ).
  11. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Quota works on a per user basis, so the files uploaded with this FTP user account to the quota volume of the website were the user belongs to, independantly to which directory the files were uploaded.
  12. edi00

    edi00 Member

    It looks it works very well. The key part was Options / Directory as "/var/www/clients/client1/" in my case.

    It appears that I can set User/Group separately in my case I have set them to www-data both rather than root.
    it works a OK

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