Drew Tomlinson wrote: > I have a few users that I wish to allow FTP access on my > 4.9-RELEASE-p4 system. I've setup their accounts and added them to > /etc/ftpchroot to lock them into their login directories. > They are in the standard /home/user dirs. > > However, I want all of them to have access to another directory > (/ftp/share) that is setup read-only. I tried adding a symlink to > /ftp/share but I've found this doesn't work when the user is chrooted.
True. A symlink cannot traverse 'up' the chroot; only a hardlink can (to a file). Personally, I would not use something as beta as "mount_null". When the man pages say: "(READ: IT DOESN'T WORK)", I would stay clear of it. There are other ways, though. You say your chroot is at: /etc/ftpchroot I'm not necessarily sure whether the root-partition is the best place for a chroot; but working from that fact, you could "reverse" the condition. Instead of trying to link to /ftp/share, from within the chroot, you could do the opposite: first create the following directory: /etc/ftpchroot/ftp/share Then, in /ftp/, symlink to within the chrooted dir: share -> /etc/ftpchroot/ftp/share Then "/ftp/share" is accessible from both the 'real' and the chrooted environment, pointing to the same directory. - Mark _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"