Follow symlinks in ProFTPd

As a normal security precaution you would restrict your FTP users to their home directories with “DefaultRoot ~”.

But then you face a problem – how to follow symlinks to other parts of your file system.

The answer: mount them with the “bind” option!

For example, inside your user’s home directory do this:

  • mount –bind /media/sdb2/mydocs/archive /home/username/archive

Of course you have to check and adjust the file permissions as needed after that.

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