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JohnnyAvocado 01-12-2007 10:22 AM

FTP Folder accessible by multiple users question
I am currently running proftpd on dapper drake (no GUI installed, command line only.) I have multiple ftp user accounts which are all mapped to respective folders.

My question is how can I make a new shared folder that 3 out of the 8 users can access (read & write) without them having to log in again.


user1 maps to user1 ftp folder
user2 maps to user2 ftp folder
user3 maps to user3 ftp folder

I would like to make a "shared" folder that only user1, user2 and user3 can access without them having to log in again.

Would I just make user1, user2 and user3 and the shared folder part of the same group?

I didn't know what the best approach to this was.

Thanks for any help/direction on this.

MoonMind 01-13-2007 07:39 AM

I don't know if it's the best approach (the group thing's a possibility to keep security a bit tighter in any case, btw), but you could:

- create another folder
- place a link to that folder in each of the ftp accessible folders in question
- adjust access rights to fit the needed pattern of accessibility/use

If you want all of them to use the same folder all the time (without having their private space), just link user1/ftp, user2/ftp and user3/ftp to the same folder.

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