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From Peter Galbavy <>
Subject Re: Mass virtual hosting - how to handle ftp?
Date Fri, 03 Dec 1999 09:11:41 GMT
On Thu, Dec 02, 1999 at 08:26:12PM +0000, Tony Finch wrote:
> Demon's Homepages system handles this with a hacked ftpd that prevents
> users from accessing paths outside their home directory (which is
> determined from their dial-up hostname in a mod_vhost_alias-ish way).
> This allows us to give them all the same user ID without them
> interfering with each other's stuff. Authentication is done against
> their dial-up account details in the RADIUS database. The code isn't
> available, but I doubt you'd want it :-)

The other cute feature is that a directory does not exist for the user
until they authenticate for the first time. Saves a lot of headache.
The user already has a password for the service by this point...

Peter Galbavy
Knowledge Matters Ltd

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