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I am configuring a vsftpd server and the requirements are:

  1. I need a user resourcesadmin with home directory /var/www/resources with password authentication and FTP with write access (already done)
  2. I need another user resources without home directory (already done)
  3. I need the user resources to have read access to /var/www/resources (tried with user_config_dir and local_root=/var/www/resources without success (500 OOPS: cannot change directory:/home/resources))
  4. I need the user resources to have access without a password (don't even know how to do it).

All that without anonymous access and users jailed to their directories.

I know that this configuration is very popular but I don't seem to find how to implement it with vsftpd. Any ideas?

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