Subject: Re: wu-ftp
To: Tom T. Thai <email@example.com>
From: John F. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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?)