I have a Windows 2008 R2 server setup with DFS to another Windows server. I created a namespace called Linux with a folder called ClientFTP. Files added to the folder sync with both servers. Great.
I am now adding a linux server to the mix. I'm not sure if I want it/or need for it, to join the Windows Active Directory, but that's something you can tell me.
Moving on... I am using Debian Squeeze 6.0 with ProFTP and the ftp users are stored in a MySQL database. These users are not part of our organization. They are our clients, so I don't want them added into our AD. If they need to change their password they can go to our web site and there's a form that processes the password change using PHP/MySQL.
My questions are:
- Does the server need to join AD?
- How can I set it up so that the user saves the file to the DFS share?
- If DFS is too difficult or not supported on linux, I can use the main server IP, and switch it the other server if the main one goes down.
- How do I auto-create the home folder for the FTP user within the root ClientFTP folder?
- eg. \DOMAIN\linux\ClientFTP\%user% I don't want them seeing other user folders.