why wont sym links work w/ftp?

why wont sym links work w/ftp?

Post by William Watso » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



You post a message like that and yet still have the audacity to say
"Open Minded" in your .sig?  Personally, I wasn't aware there was a
limit on message length; sigs or otherwise...

- bill


> On Sat, 16 Oct 1999 23:52:21 -0400 you wrote in alt.uu.comp.os.linux.questions :
> [...]

> >--
> >Thank you for your valuable input. Your useful answers will benifit
> >other users as well.
> >You are Linux!

> >########################################################
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> >## http://www.FusionPlant.com                         ##
> >## Bare with me while I put up my dedicated server.   ##
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> Would you please shorten your signature to 4 (four) lines?
> Furthermore no empty lines belong in a sig!

> --

> Get my public pgp / gpg key from                        # Open Source(TM)
> http://webrum.uni-mannheim.de/jura/moritz/pubkeymoritz  # but also
> KDE forever! Use Linux to impress your friends!         # Open Minded!

 
 
 

why wont sym links work w/ftp?

Post by Colin Wats » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



[Quoting rearranged; in a culture where people read top-to-bottom,
it's significantly easier to read if the thread of the conversation
also runs top-to-bottom. And followups to poster, I guess, as this is
a bit on the off-topic side.]


>> [...]

>> Would you please shorten your signature to 4 (four) lines?
>> Furthermore no empty lines belong in a sig!

>> --

>> Get my public pgp / gpg key from                        # Open Source(TM)
>> http://webrum.uni-mannheim.de/jura/moritz/pubkeymoritz  # but also
>> KDE forever! Use Linux to impress your friends!         # Open Minded!

>You post a message like that and yet still have the audacity to say
>"Open Minded" in your .sig?  Personally, I wasn't aware there was a
>limit on message length; sigs or otherwise...

There's no particular limit on message length (though phenomenally
long messages may be dropped, for obvious reasons!), but the so-called
"McQuary limit" of four lines on .signatures has been around for
years. The closest place I can find it documented is in the current
Internet Draft for news articles:

# A "personal signature" is a short closing text automatically added
# to the end of articles by posting agents, identifying the poster and
# giving his network addresses, etc. If a poster or posting agent does
# append such a signature to an article, it MUST be preceded with a
# delimiter line containing (only) two hyphens (ASCII 45) followed by
# one SP (ASCII 32). The signature is considered to extend from the
# last occurrence of that delimiter up to the end of the article (or
# up to the end of the part in the case of a multipart MIME body).
# Followup agents, when incorporating quoted text from a precursor,
# SHOULD NOT include the signature in the quotation. Posting agents
# SHOULD discourage (at least with a warning) signatures of excessive
# length (4 lines is a commonly accepted limit).

Let's see, a Web reference ...

[fx: hunts around a bit]

http://info.internet.isi.edu/in-drafts/files/
draft-ietf-usefor-article-02.txt

(recombine onto one line) will do well enough, I suppose.

--
Colin Watson                                      [cjw44 at cam.ac.uk]
Trinity College, Cambridge, and Computer Science       [riva.ucam.org]
"She's always been touchy about her age - even though it's not
 the first time she's turned 40." - Frasier Crane on Maris

 
 
 

why wont sym links work w/ftp?

Post by Peter T. Breue » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



: "Open Minded" in your .sig?  Personally, I wasn't aware there was a
: limit on message length; sigs or otherwise...

Then consider reading the netiquette FAQ and other sources of
information before going any further! In comp.answers.

Peter

 
 
 

why wont sym links work w/ftp?

Post by Charles Philip Cha » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



> I'm wondering why when I
> ln -s
> a file/dir from /home/ftp/pub/dir1 to /home/ftp/pub/link1 works, but
> a ln -s
> from /usr/myDir to /home/ftp/pub/link2 wont.
> I'm using redhat 6

I believe the reason is because the ftp setup uses a chroot for
security reasons. In effect /home/ftp becomes the root directory for
the ftp users. They cannot see any thing outside of /home/ftp and its
subdirectories.