RE: Multihomed Configuration

Thanks a lot for your support...I got many responses for this
query...but still the issue persists.
I am explaining the problem with more clarity below....

So far, we have been using "wu-ftp" FTP server for ftp operations.
From now on, we are planning to support SFTP operations using
openSSH-4.6p1 in solaris.

Problem :
In wu-ftp, we observed the following configuration factilities
available. Similarly we are looking these kind of configuration facility
from openSSH SFTP also.

How Wu-FTP worked for us previously :
Wu-ftp provides option to configure the default directory,
authentication password and user credentials in /etc/ftpaccess file.
The lines in the etc/ftpaccess file are :

1) virtual root
defines a default directory, if login is successful.
2) virtual passwd
authenticates username & password.
3) virtual allow cisco superuser
Allows the cisco/superuser to ftp/login to

What we are looking :
In wu-ftp , we are specifying the default directory for logins. This is
evident from the above first entry.(virtual root
/usr/users/mp2se/AlarmTrap/map1/ftp/ Similarly, I need to
specify default root directory for SFTP in sshd_config file. But I do
not see any option to specify the default directory in the config file.
(sshd_config file).

Further, I have to assign the default directory, for many virtual ip
addresses. Can you please clarify me, how I can proceed to tackle this

Without this configuration, I am not able to heading my works.

Thanks in advance.

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:listbounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Nirmal Babu Puliyadi Suriya Kumar -X (npuliyad - HCL at
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2007 10:33 PM
To: secureshell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Multihomed Configuration

Hi Folks,

I am using version openssh-4.6p1 in solaris server.

Consider my solaris PC is configured as multihomed with two NIC.

e69001% ifconfig -a
ce0: flags=1000843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 2
inet netmask ffffff00 broadcast
ce1: flags=1000843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 3
inet netmask ffffff00 broadcast

I mean my PC has two IP address. By making use of ListenAddress in
sshd_config file, i can able to listen ssh/ sftp request from both IP

e69001# grep "ListenAddress" sshd_config
#ListenAddress ::

If we do sftp to both the IP address from different machine, it will
pointout the same default root directory.

From machine1:

tballraker7# ./sftp svplus@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Connecting to
svplus@xxxxxxxxxxxxx's password:
sftp> pwd
Remote working directory: /usr/users/svplus
sftp > quit

From machine2:

cwmsent51# ./sftp svplus@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Connecting to
svplus@xxxxxxxxxxxxx's password:
sftp> pwd
Remote working directory: /usr/users/svplus
sftp > quit

Here, the default directory will be defined based on the login username.

But, Is it possible to assign/ configure different default directory for
each IP address with same login username?