Subject: Re: wu-ftp
To: Tom T. Thai <>
From: John F. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/05/1995 18:55:16
> I solved the problem with .message file not displaying.  The only problem 
> I have left is when doing 'ls -l' it shows a number for the user instead 
> of name (i.e. '0' instead of 'root').

That's easy.  Create ~ftp/etc/pwd.db and ~ftp/etc/spwd.db files.  Of course,
doing THIS isn't as easy as it looks, since the tool that does it KNOWS
that the results HAVE to go in /etc...

Either quickly edit pwd_mkdb to be more flexible, or put a copy of pwd_mkdb
in ~ftp/usr/sbin/pwd_mkdb, put a shell in ~ftp/bin/sh, and use chroot.

(Is there any actual reason why pwd_mkdb should not have a -d option to
specify a directory?)