Gerhard Magnus wrote:
I've been experimenting with setting up an ftp server on a home
The instructions I've been looking at for getting vsftpd operational
include using "mount --bind" commands for mounting other directories
to /var/ftp (neat trick!) The how-to says:
Whenever you restart your computer, you have to bind the directories
every time, so that they are shown on the ftp server. To skip binding
every time, write everything (all commands for binding) in a mount.sh
file and run it whenever you restart your computer.
Confession: This will be my first unix script. A whole new world awaits!
Where do I put it?
How do I guarantee it will be run at boot time?
I don't want to keep you from getting starting writing scripts, but I
don't see why you'd need to write one to setup a bind mount at boot.
Just add an entry to /etc/fstab for the mount point. The syntax would
be something like this:
/real/path /path/you/are/binding none rw,bind 0 0
See man fstab for more details (though the man page doesn't cover
anything specific for bind mounts).
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