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Posted on 2006-06-22
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I've installed vsFTP Server for my debian box, each FTP user has their /home default folder, but in my case I have to link my /DATA folder for my FTP home folder. Im using ln command to create link but when I browse my ftp using windows explorer there in no visible link name listed for my /DATA folder. Is it correct to use ln command?

Thanks :)

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Question by:marvelsoft
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by:xberry
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Likely you did create a 'hard link' - Definition: http://www.computer-dictionary-online.org/index.asp?q=hard+link

instead of a 'symbolic link': http://www.computer-dictionary-online.org/index.asp?q=symbolic%20link

Symbolic link is created with

ln -s <originalfile> <linkfile>

e.g:  ln -s /home /DATA

Also see

$ man ln

for that
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by:marvelsoft
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I tried using both soft and hard links, but hard links is capable for folders.
Using soft links works but the problem is when you open/browse ur ftp using windows explorer softlinks names is not displayed.

Do you have suggestions for that?
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by:marvelsoft
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Correction: Hard links is not capable for folders.
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by:xberry
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>>> softlinks names is not displayed

is a case of permissions I'd say. Use chmod to change that, at least it should be 644.

Does the problem only occur with the Internet Explorer, or with all browsers ?
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by:marvelsoft
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When I tried 644 a unknown link is displayed when I used Windows Explorer. And then when open the link Internet Explorer is activated telling that the link is  URL.
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Hmm, . . . what happens if you use a different Browser .(Mozilla, Firefox, Opera . . ) ?
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Well thats an alternative ways. Thanks xberry.
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