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Old 05-23-2003, 01:29 PM   #1
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Sym Links and vsFTPd

Hey all,

I have vsFTPd up and running and it works fine. THe only problem is, if I have a sym link in the FTP directory, the user cannot follow the link.

The link is owned by the FTP user (as is the destination directory) and that user has full permissions.

I assume there needs to be some kind of configuration in vsftpd.conf to tell it to follow sym links?

I'm running the latest version of Red Hat 8.

Old 05-24-2003, 06:20 PM   #2
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Well, I think the "problem" is that you have the user jailed into his home directory. I like it this way; what I do to get around this is to mount a "bind share" into the user's home directory. Like edit your fstab and include this line

olddir newdir none bind

Where olddir is the actaul location and newdir is like in the user's home directory. This is kind of like the next best thing to a mount.

Hope this is useful


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