NAME [Toc] [Back]
privatepw - Change WU-FTPD Group Access File Information
SYNOPSIS [Toc] [Back]
/usr/bin/privatepw [-c] [ -d accessgroup ] [ -f ftpgroups ]
[ -g group accessgroup ] [-l] [-V]
DESCRIPTION [Toc] [Back]
If a site supports the SITE GROUP and SITE GPASS commands, it is
necessary to be able to add, delete and list enhanced access group
information. The privatepw utility is used to update this information
in the group access file (/etc/ftpd/ftpgroups). This is meant as an
administrative tool and not to be run by the general user population.
This command requires read/write permission to the appropriate
Options [Toc] [Back]
In the options defined below, accessgroup is an alphanumeric name
specified to a group. Please see the Background section for details.
-c Create a new /etc/ftpd/ftpgroups file.
-d accessgroup Delete the specified accessgroup information from
the ftpgroups file.
-f ftpgroups Use the specified ftpgroups file for all updates.
If this option is not specified by default it
takes the /etc/ftpd/ftpgroups file.
-g group accessgroup
Set the real system group (defined in /etc/group)
to the accessgroup specified. This is valid only
when adding a new accessgroup or changing the
password of an existing accessgroup.
-l List the contents of the appropriate ftpgroups
-V This option causes the program to display
copyright and version information, then terminate.
Background [Toc] [Back]
After user logs in, the SITE GROUP and SITE GPASS commands may be used
to specify an enhanced access group and associated password. If the
group name and password are valid, the user becomes (via setegid()) a
member of the group list in the group access file
The format of the group access file is:
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where access_group_name is an arbitrary (alphanumeric + punctuation)
string. encrypted_password is the password encrypted via crypt(3),
exactly like in /etc/passwd. real_group_name is the name of a valid
group listed in /etc/group.
AUTHOR [Toc] [Back]
privatepw was developed by the Washington University, St. Louis,
SEE ALSO [Toc] [Back]
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