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Date: 2010may28
OS: Linux

Q.  How can I restrict an account to ftp only?

A.  Make file /usr/local/bin/ftponly that contains:

#!/bin/sh echo "Only FTP access is allowed with this account." exit 0
and make it executable:
chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/ftponly
Then make it the user's shell:
chsh -s /usr/local/bin/ftponly <user>
Test it: Try to login to this account with ssh, you should be denied Alternately, some ftp server all virtual users. ie users who aren't Linux users.