globus-gridftp-server-setup-chroot [-c certificate_dir] -r chroot_path_to_create


GridFTP server can be configured to restrict access to specific path using the command line option -chroot-path of the globus-gridftp-server command. The specified path will become the new root after authentication.

That path must contain a valid certificate structure, and the files /etc/passwd and /etc/groups.

The command globus-gridftp-server-setup-chroot helps creating such a suitable directory structure.


-r chroot_path_to_create

Creates in chroot_path_to_create the directory structure expected by the globus-gridftp-server command, when started with -chroot-path command line option.

-c certificate_dir

Specifies explicitly the directory from which the certificates will be copied into the directory chroot_path_to_create. The default path is /etc/grid-security/certificates.


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