This is the first time I have used vsftpd and I have a need to get it up and running for a temporary transfer of some data to a user in another country. I'm looking at sandboxing the user to a secure directory and wish to disallow any changing or creation of directories. I want the user to login (with a User/Pass, non-ananymous) to the box and be dropped in to the directory to see the data to be taken. I have played with some of the options and looksed at a few suggested configs without getting it to work. The best I could do was have the system login and place the user in a directory. 'ls' would not work, or it would fail for some reason. I could not '..' or 'cd' which I wanted. I also tried to just do a 'mget *' and it said nothing to get.
Can someone who may have done such, or may have some suggestions provide some insight? I would be happy to receive otehrs config files to look at if you wish to post them. My biggest request is to have one special secured directory that the user is dropped in and can list and download the files in that directory only. All other things will be prevented.
Thoughts or comments?