Troubles with Ubuntu shortcuts / symbolic link creation...???
Posted on 2009-05-27
My situation is that I've got a test server with a small primary disk. I've got FTP setup that gives user accounts access to their home directory and locks them there, however, the actual web site roots are stored on an additional hard disk thats mounted at /media/storage. I need to give access to the web roots stored here to each user from their home directory.
I tried the following command...
ln -s /media/storage/user/www /home/user/www
What I end up with is an empty /home/user/www folder, however, when I browse it via nautiulus the icon for the new folder has an arrow like a shortcut. Again, though, it doesn't actually take you to the /media/storage/user/www folder, it's just an empty /home/user/www folder.
Any information on how to fix my issue would be greatly appreciated. If I'm attaching the problem the wrong way I'm happy to know that as well. I just need to solve the main issue, which is giving users access to their /media/storage/user/www directory even though they're locked to their /home/user directory via FTP.