This is SBS2008. I have a couple of CNC Lathes in the factory which need to connect into our network. They can only use ftp. So i've created couple of virtual directories within our default ftp site. For clarity, i've given the virtual directories the same name as the lathe which needs to connect into it. So i've created 2 users Lathe1 and Lathe2, and virtual directories Lathe1 and Lathe2.
What I am finding is that is if I attempt to log into ftp://ourdomain/Lathe1
no access is possible. Access is only allowed by logging onto ftp://ourdomain
and what happens next depends on the credentials supplied. If I log onto ftp://ourdomain
with my own credentials, I see the root of the ftp site and cannot access the virtual directories. If I log onto ftp://ourdomain
with either of the Lathe credentials. I can see only the virtual directory for that lathe.
Actually this is exactly what I want. I just need to understand why it is happening. While I am testing all this, Lathe1 has permissions to access the entire ftp site. So I don't understand why logging onto the root of the ftp site takes him straight to his virtually directory and the root cannot be seen at all.
Can anyone explain this please?