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Old 06-19-2004, 08:30 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Netherland
Distribution: Fedora Core 2, Mandrake10.0
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Question howto share a directory

Hi folks,

After setting up a ftp server I found that I must share the directories from which I allow selected people to ftp files to their own computer.
But Mandrake10.0 requires that the shared directories are inside my home directory.
However it should be possible to achieve this with a directory not in my home directory.
So I made a symlink from the download directory to a directory with the same name in my home directory, which I made shared.
However this seems a rather blunt method to me, and I would like to know if I can solve this sharing problem in a better and more elegant way, i.c. directly.
And also, is there a commandline instruction for this?

Kind regards,


Last edited by Schmurff; 06-19-2004 at 09:45 AM.
Old 06-19-2004, 10:36 AM   #2
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Reading, UK
Distribution: SUSE 9.1, SUSE 9.2, SUSE 9.3, Knoppix 3.8, Gentoo 2005.0, cygwn, colinux
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What ftp server are you using? I know proftpd allows you to do this, and most others should as well.
Old 06-19-2004, 07:54 PM   #3
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I am using vsftpd - - what stands for VerySecure Ftp.
But sharing is not depending upon the server, it depends on the system.


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