Linking a directory for ftp user
So, I have done this before, but after a fresh install of Slack 11, I can't for the life of me figure out what I am doing wrong this time.
I want a symbolic link in the /home/ftp directory to a /data/files directory mounted on a seperate drive, so that an anonymous ftp user can navigate to the 'files' subdirectory and download it's contents.
The link is as follows:
lrwxrwxrwx files -> /data/files
The permissions of the entire /data folder are:
On the server as the ftp user I can navigate the link. But ftp-ing in from another box, I am denied access to the folder. I tried all sorts of random permissions when all logic failed, to no avail.
Anyone see my error? Or have a better solution.
Could you please be more specific and answer the following questions.
What ftp server are you using? Is it running chrooted? Do you allow you server to follow symlinks?
Thanks for the reply.
Im using vsftpd (sorry I intended to include that in the original post)
It is not running chrooted.
Apparently as I read while digging around on the net, vsftp does not allow symlinks in any case- which would be my problem if true.
I have since solved my problem, however, with the option I overlooked anon_root=/data/files. Which works for now : )
A disk partition from elsewhere can be mounted underneath /home/ftp
for example mkdir the hd2 dir in the next
since your disk partition (dp) containing /data/files is already mounted elsewhere
then, now you can use the -bind option with mount to mount this same dp a second time.
thus the entire /dev/hdX containing /data/files gets mounted again, a 2nd time, using -bind it gets mounted onto /home/ftp/hd2
It works. I've done it. It's a way to add disk space onto the ftp.
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