I try to restrict access to SFTP Only with one User Account. After Login there should some commands be executed.Therefore i inserted forcecommmand in my sshd_config:

Match group stream
   #ChrootDirectory /home/%u
    X11Forwarding no
    AllowTcpForwarding no
    ForceCommand sudo /etc/mountsftp.sh
   #ForceCommand internal-sftp

This works fine and my command Script:

now=$(date +"%T,%D")
echo "Login : $now" >> /login.log
sshfs usrl@server:/usbshare1-2 /media/pp -o reconnect -o allow_other -o workaround=all
mount --bind /media/pp/Serien /home/stream/Serien
#exit by calling a shell to open for the ssh session
#cp -v /usr/lib/openssh/sftp-server $J/bin/
chroot $J /usr/lib/openssh/sftp-server

is executed. But after the CHROOT its not possible to start the sftp-server, because its not found after chroot. But I need Chroot as well as this sftp-server. Is there any way to accomplish this?

PS: Autofs for the mount is no option, because everything is executed on an vserver without the needed Kernel modules.


Copy the sftp-server binary and all its dependencies (ldd /usr/lib/openssh/sftp-server) to the chroot and you will be able to run it.

  • I tried this, my chroot directory got this tree: |-- bin | |-- bash | -- sftp-server |-- dev | -- null |-- etc | |-- hosts | |-- ld.so.cache | |-- ld.so.conf | -- nsswitch.conf |-- lib | -- x86_64-linux-gnu | |-- libc.so.6 | |-- libdl.so.2 | -- libtinfo.so.5 |-- lib64 |-- mountsftp.sh |-- Serien but i get this error: chroot: failed to run command ‘/usr/lib/openssh/sftp-server’: Not a directory – user154501 Nov 4 '16 at 15:21
  • Please, edit the question with details what you tried. It is not readable in the comments. – Jakuje Nov 6 '16 at 8:12
  • You also probably need to run the command chroot with correct path to the binary you copied: `chroot $J $J/sftp-server – Jakuje Dec 20 '16 at 12:36

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