regarding proftpd and users with shell access

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by Ovidiu, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. Ovidiu

    Ovidiu Active Member

    Hi guys,

    using debian 3.1, setup accordingly to the eprfect debian setup and using ispconfig.

    I got a report from tiger :

    now my question is how can a user with shell access (web19_tibi) be the owner of the listening proftpd deamon?
    Or is this a normal behaviour?
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    If i remember correctly, proftpd itself is running as root, if someone connects, a child process is spawned, the child access drops priveliges and runs as the user that has connected until the ftp connection ends.

    So i think this report is OK.
  3. Ovidiu

    Ovidiu Active Member

    ok thx.
    I was investigating this as proftpd disconnects after severall seconds due to an glibc error I described in another post here in the forum. I'll try and downgrade the libc6 to another version, hopefully proftpd will work again.

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