I am a newbie on ubuntu server 12.10, I was following this guide
I don't understand why if my /home/myuser folder's owner is myuser I can't connect by sftp. So I have to do what the guide says: make root be the owner of /home/myuser and then create a folder /home/myuser/myfolder and set myuser as its owner.
Then I can connect with myuser by sfpt and I can see 'myfolder'. I can't upload files to / but only to /myfolder.
Why can't I just give the rights to write to myuser so when he connects by ftp he can upload files and create folders as he wants?