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HP-UX 11i Version 3: February 2007

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ftpusers — security file for ftpd


ftpd rejects remote logins to local user accounts that are named in /etc/ftpd/ftpusers. Each restricted account name must appear alone on a line in the file. The line cannot contain any white space. User accounts that specify a restricted login shell in /etc/passwd should be listed in /etc/ftpd/ftpusers because ftpd accesses local accounts without using their login shells. UUCP accounts should be listed in /etc/ftpd/ftpusers. If /etc/ftpd/ftpusers does not exist, ftpd skips the security check.


Given an /etc/ftpd/ftpusers file containing the following:

Only lines that exactly match user account names are significant. Blank lines are harmless because they do not match any account names. However you must be careful. uucp guest

ftpd would reject login attempts using the local accounts uucp or guest.


ftpusers was developed by the University of California, Berkeley and the Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.


ftp(1), ftpd(1M).

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