--- On Thu, 7/10/08, Greg Wooledge wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 02:41:11PM -0700, Joseph Spenner
> wrote:
> > The sshd log has an entry:
> > Jul 9 21:31:12 happybox sshd[8741]: [ID 800047

> local5.crit] fatal: bad ownership or modes for chroot
> directory "/space/storage/jsmith"
> >
> > The permissions of /space/storage/jsmith seem ok:
> >
> > drwxr-xr-x 3 jsmith other 512 Jul 9 21:19

> jsmith
>
> Check the permissions of EVERY directory leading up to it,
> as well.
>
> ls -ld / /space /space/storage /space/storage/jsmith


The current permissions of above directories:

drwxr-xr-x 25 root root 1024 Mar 17 18:15 /
drwxr-xr-x 15 root root 512 Jul 8 20:01 /space
drwxr-xr-x 5 root other 512 Jul 10 18:57 /space/storage
drwxr-xr-x 3 root other 512 Jul 9 21:19 /space/storage/jsmith

(the last directory initially was owned by jsmith, but I read somewhere that all directories should be owned by root. But the result of both scenarios was the same)