Old 17th January 2008, 20:17
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Default PureFTPD & Subdirectories

Greetings all,

I'm wondering if there is a way, with PureFTPD, to create subdirectories within auto-created FTP home directories.

For example, let's say I have a user "foo" on my pureftpd server, with a home directory of /home/foo.

The first time the user foo logs into my server, pureftpd attempts to chroot foo to /home/foo -- and if /home/foo does not exist, it creates it automatically.

I would also like pureftpd to also create a subdirectory structure within the user's home directory.. in my case for Web hosting customers -- /home/foo/htdocs, /home/foo/cgi-bin, /home/foo/private, etc.

Is there a way to do this? I searched the docs but didn't find a good answer.


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Old 17th January 2008, 22:24
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If you tied it into a skel function somehow, that'd do it
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Old 18th January 2008, 00:10
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Normally if my FTP users were also system users, using /etc/skel would work great...

Unfortunately, my pureftpd setup uses MySQL as a backend, so I can't use /etc/skel -- However, is there a way to run a script when these directories are created? My setup is using Fedora 8... I'm looking for a solution to within pureftpd itself, however I suppose I could turn to a process external to pureftpd.

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Old 18th January 2008, 19:14
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Maybe you can do this with a cron job that checks if the directories exist and creates them if they don't.
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