Setting up /~USERID for ftp/http access

Setting up /~USERID for ftp/http access

Post by Eric Cartm » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00


At school, all of the unix machines were setup so that if you went to
the machine with a ~ and the user name, you could get to the websites
and ftp areas of all of the users.  For example,
http://themachine/~myname would let you surf into directory
/home/myname/web on that machine, and ftp://themachine/~myname would
let you access the directory /home/myname/ftp.

Can someone point me towards a FAQ on how to set this up on my RedHat
6.0 machine, so that it can be automated each time I create a new