[K12OSN] View Multiple share points with Netatalk and vsFTP
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
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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