Can't reach external hdd via ftp

Dovydas Sankauskas laisve at
Thu Feb 23 11:50:50 UTC 2006

2006/2/23, Paul Howarth <paul at>:
> I see the the external drive is formatted xfs; I'm not sure if xfs
> supports SELinux contexts fully, so I think there are two things to try.
> First, try:
> # chcon -R user_u:object_r:user_home_t /home/dovydas/muzika
> An "ls -lZ /home/dovydas/muzika" should then show all files having the
> context set above. If not, you'll need to change a mount option instead,
> adding fscontext=user_u:object_r:user_home_t, e.g. in /etc/fstab:
> /dev/sda1 /home/dovydas/muzika xfs fscontext=user_u:object_r:user_home_t
> 0 0
> Paul.

Thanks Paul! I did
# chcon -R user_u:object_r:user_home_t /home/dovydas/muzika
and all files changed context to user_u:object_r:user_home_t and I can
see them via ftp, but new created files have the old context 
system_u:object_r:file_t. When I do MKDIR when connected via ftp, I
create that dir, but it is not visible.

How can I make my fresh created files have context user_u:object_r:user_home_t??


Dovydas Sankauskas

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