Ftp confusion


#1

This should be simple right? I have a domain, mydomain.com, and I want a user to login via ftp but be restricted to uploading files into a specific directory I create for them.

When I login to the master account I see the following directory structure…

\mydomain.com
\logs
\MailDir

I want to create a new folder here

\mydomain.com\userfolder

and create a new user/password who has access to it.

When I create a new user, however, their default ftp access is? somewhere confusing? where is it?

thanks


#2

Your best bet is to remap a subdirectory in that user’s own home directory:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/KB_/Account_Control_Panel/Domains::_Remap_Sub-Dir

-Scott


#3

Their own user area, with any domains/subdomains you have assigned to them. If you create sub.yourdomain.com and give a new user control over that subdomain, then the folder “sub.yourdomain.com” will appear along with the mail and log directories in their own user area.


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#4

I’ve got a very similar desire/issue. I’ve looked into remapping a subdirectory, but that doesn’t seem to solve the “problem.”

As I understand, remapping the subdomain is at the URL level, per http://wiki.dreamhost.com/index.php/KB_/Account_Control_Panel/Domains::_Remap_Sub-Dir

But we’re trying to create a clean directory for a user to drop-off and pick-up files. When i create a new user, they get their own user area (directory) which contains

\logs
\MailDir

I’d like to have the user not see those two sub-directories when they log in with an FTP program. So they can log into ftp.mydomain.com with their username and get an empty directory…


#5

Those directories are apart of every user directory, and contain their mail and logs.


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