[K12OSN] View Multiple share points with Netatalk and vsFTP

Jim Hays haysja at sages.us
Tue Apr 6 18:13:57 UTC 2004

We have students with Macs accessing folders on K12LTSP.  As far as the 
client is concerned, they don't even know that this is not on a Mac or 
Windows server. 

You can make multiple shared folders as you indicate,  I have not tried 
to put the shortcut in but it should work.

Jim Kronebusch wrote:

> I will be migrating our main fileserver to linux this summer.  Right 
> now if a user logs in via appletalk they get to choose from multiple 
> share points.  Is this possible with netatalk?  Or is it possible to 
> have aliases within the users home directory to take them to other 
> home directories as long as they have proper permissions to the other 
> folders via group privileges?  Can this same setup also be accessed 
> via FTP as well?
> Here is a scenario if it helps:
> User X logs in and is taken to their /home/usrXfolder/
> Now user X wants to drop files into a teacher Y's drop folder located 
> in /home/teacherYfolder/1sthourdrop/
> Can this user either:
> A. See 2 share points on login /usrXfolder/ and /1sthourdrop/ or
> B. Dump directly into their /usrXfolder/ and see an alias to /1sthourdrop/
> I currently have vsFTP set with chroot_local_user=yes option to lock 
> into the users /home/user directory to keep them from wandering.  
> Whatever solution I go with I want to be sure that if a user logs in 
> from home via FTP on a Windows based system they can traverse 
> directories in the same fashion.
> Also the majority of our computers here are Macintosh, and we are 
> adding more Windows machines, when we get to adding Linux machines 
> they will be thin clients.  So I guess Samba will need to reflect this 
> configuration as well.
> I hope this makes some sort of sense to everyone.  And please 
> straighten me out if there is a better way to do this.  I want to 
> avoid giving users more than one username and password.  Also 
> depending on what activities or courses a student is involved in, this 
> won't be limited to two folders, there may be half a dozen in some cases.
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