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The Unofficial Ubuntu Starter Guide
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Q: How to map anonymous FTP user to folders outside /home/ftp/?

  1. Read General Notes
  2. Read How to install FTP Server for File Transfer service?
  3. sudo cp /etc/proftpd.conf /etc/proftpd.conf_backup
    sudo gedit /etc/proftpd.conf
  4. Append the following lines at the end of file
    <Anonymous /location_of_folder/>
      User                        ftp
      Group                       nogroup
      UserAlias                   anonymous ftp
      DirFakeUser on ftp
      DirFakeGroup on ftp
      RequireValidShell           off
      MaxClients                  10
      DisplayLogin                welcome.msg
      DisplayFirstChdir           .message
      <Directory *>
        <Limit WRITE>
          DenyAll
        </Limit>
      </Directory>
    </Anonymous>
  5. Save the edited file (sample)
  6. sudo /etc/init.d/proftpd restart
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