[K12OSN] View Multiple share points with Netatalk and vsFTP

Jim Kronebusch jim at winonacotter.org
Tue Apr 6 18:24:46 UTC 2004

When you make multiple shared folders do you see them as share points to
mount when accessing through the chooser or Go menu?  Have you ever
accessed this via FTP to see if it shows up the same?

-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com] On
Behalf Of Jim Hays
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 1:14 PM
To: Support list for opensource software in schools.
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] View Multiple share points with Netatalk and vsFTP

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
> Thanks
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