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using mount --bind with vsftpd


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if you've ever setup vsftpd and noticed that when you login it defaults the user to their home directory

 

eg: user anyweb will ftp in to

 

/home/anyweb/

 

then how can you let that user access another folder outside of their home ?

 

using bind !

 

here's a quick example

 

[root@www anyweb]# mkdir ftp2
[root@www anyweb]# mount --bind /ftp2  /home/anyweb/ftp2
[root@www anyweb]# mkdir ftp3
[root@www anyweb]# mount --bind /ftp3  /home/anyweb/ftp3

 

now when you ftp in, you'll see the contents of /home/anyweb PLUS ther'll also be two additional folders called ftp2 and ftp3 and anything you dump in there or read from there comes directly from the 'real' directories

 

/ftp2

 

and

 

/ftp3

 

got it ?

 

thanks to jY in #linux-noob for this tip

 

cheers

anyweb

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  • 8 months later...

anyone know how to unbind a 'bound mount' as in the above examples ?

 

cheers

anyweb

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