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Old 11-02-2004, 04:12 PM   #1
pablovschby
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how to make links in vsftpd?


Hello,

i've searched google and this forum here didn't answer my question either.
How can I make a link from the home-dir of a ftp-user in vsftpd to a destination, for example /mnt/pladde...?
Thanks for all advises
 
Old 11-02-2004, 05:25 PM   #2
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well symlinks don't seem to work very well with ftp servers, so i'll give you
an example of something you can do .. lets say you have a second hard
drive that has some of the data you want to host on a ftp server, which
we'll call /mnt/storage ... and lets say you have your ftp users locked in a
folder /home/ftpusers, in which this is the location you want people to
collect the data ... so first you will make a folder within this location, so you use the mkdir command, and we'll call it ftpfolder .. so now we have a folder called /home/ftpusers/ftpfolder ... you can use the mount command with the following argument ..

Code:
mount --bind /mnt/storage /home/ftpusers/ftpfolder
so the contents of /mnt/storage will not only be located in /mnt/storage
but now also in /home/ftpusers/ftpfolder ...

i am pretty sure this is the question your asking, just state otherwise
if i misunderstood you ....
 
Old 11-08-2004, 08:18 AM   #3
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I tried to make symlink in /var/ftp/pub/ pointing to /mnt/hda3/games but ftp users cannot enter that link. I wonder what went wrong. I did chown 744 the hole directory "games" and "pub" .
 
Old 11-08-2004, 08:21 AM   #4
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'Sorry for the mistypings. I should also mention that my target directory is INSIDE /dev/hda3 so i don't want to use MOUNT --BIND , as i don't want to share the whole partition.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 08:00 PM   #5
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you don't have to share the whole partition ... share the specific folder .. so if for example, i am going to be making total assumption on this, but thats the only way i can give
an example ... so lets assume /dev/hda3 is mounted as
/usr/local ... and the data you want to share is for example :
/usr/local/i/want/to/share/this/particular/folder/on/devhda3
then all you have to type is :
Code:
mount --bind /usr/local/i/want/to/share/this/particular/folder/on/devhda3 /home/ftpusers/ftpfolder
as you can see you are only sharing that particular folder,
as you say, that is inside /dev/hda3 ...
 
  


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