Subject: Re: Strange FTP behaviour
To: Tom Haapanen <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/19/2000 14:38:53
On Tue, 19 Dec 2000, Tom Haapanen wrote:
> Name ( jack
> 331 Password required for jack.
> ftp> pwd
> 257 "/u/jackjack" is the current directory.
> Where can I look for misconfiguration?  Or have I stumbled onto a real bug?

It's a feature, not a bug. 8-)
Traditionally Unix shows you the absolute path when logged in as
non-anonymous user - after all why shouldn't they wander around on the
file system. I guess you can change this by setting all useres
(explicitly) as chroot or something - see /etc/ftpchroot.

Why this confuses your users is beyond me, though. :)

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>