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PRIVATEPW

PRIVATEPW

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NAME

privatepw - Change WU-FTPD Group Access File Information  

SYNOPSIS

privatepw [-c] [-f ftpgroups] [-g group] accessgroup

privatepw [-d] [-f ftpgroups] accessgroup

privatepw [-l] [-f ftpgroups]

privatepw [-V]

 

DESCRIPTION

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 (aka, ftpgroups) file. 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 ftpgroups file.

 

BACKGROUND

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 (specified by the _PATH_PRIVATE define in pathnames.h).

The format of the group access file is:

access_group_name:encrypted_password:real_group_name

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.

 

OPTIONS

-c
Create a new ftpgroups file.
-d
Delete the specified accessgroup's information from the ftpgroups file.
-g group
Set the real system group to the group specified. This is valid only when adding a new accessgroup or changing an existing accessgroup's password.
-f ftpgroups
Use the specified ftpgroups file for all updates.
-l
List the contents of the appropriate ftpgroups file.
-?
Display a simple help usage message.
The
-V option causes the program to display copyright and version information, then terminate.
 

SEE ALSO

ftpaccess(5)  

BUGS

None known.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
BACKGROUND
OPTIONS
SEE ALSO
BUGS

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Time: 22:02:11 GMT, April 16, 2011