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Old 11-26-2004, 04:36 AM   #1
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Create symbolic link of remote location


Hi All,

Is it possible to create a symbolic link to a file/dir on a remote server.
No NFS or VPN is possible.
Only http or ftp

thanks
 
Old 11-26-2004, 04:38 AM   #2
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It is possible using ftpfs. AFAIK, this filesystem is now included in lufs (Linux User File System, or something like that).

If you have constant internet access, it is enough. Else, I suppose you'll also have to use diald, or an equivalent.

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Old 11-26-2004, 04:52 AM   #3
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Thanks, will give it a try!
 
Old 11-26-2004, 05:21 AM   #4
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bummer, my host is not supporting it...
 
Old 11-26-2004, 05:49 AM   #5
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How is that possible? It is just a kernel patch for the client. As far as the server is concerned, nothing changes.
 
Old 11-26-2004, 07:26 AM   #6
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My site host gives me ssh and most common linux commands, but that's it.

What I want to do is link directories to my host, from my webspace provides by my ISP.

Reason why is my phpwebalbum application and storage space
 
Old 11-26-2004, 09:13 AM   #7
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I see... You don't have root privileges on the machine where links are needed...
Maybe you can ask your administrator to add ftpfs (or lufs) support to their machine.

I don't know of another solution.

Yves.
 
  


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