Re: [Emerald] Serv-U v2.5a and Emerald

jdyer ( (no email) )
Mon, 17 May 1999 09:43:42 +0100

Hi, Dale
We are having the same problem,
So if we use 2.5a then we have to have non UNC directory. In order for
emerald to create this directory is there explicit code that can be put into
the online signup system for example that will create the required
directory. If the drive letter is mapped on the SQL server correctly then
this should work ?
I think what i am saying is there an SQL command that will create a
directory on (a) the SQL machine or (b) better still a remote machine ?
Julian Dyer
Athene Internet

-----Original Message-----
From: Dale E. Reed Jr. <>
To: <>
Date: 17 May 1999 01:33
Subject: Re: [Emerald] Serv-U v2.5a and Emerald

>Josh Hillman wrote:
>> Here's the response I got from the author of Serv-U FTP regarding a
>> I asked him about why Serv-U FTP 2.5a can't find the home directory when
>> using Emerald for external authentication. I do use UNC paths...:
>I respest Rob as an author, but this sounds like a cheap reply. I don't
>know of any server software package that specifically does NOT let you
>a UNC. I'll take UNC support over link support any day of the week.
>Well, I guess the question is: Do you want us to support user
>directories based on a logical path (like you only specify /username
>and Emerald inserts d:\ftp\ in front of it) or do you want us to add
>an option to not add/verify dirs. The UNC is a MUST if you want
>Emerald to create dirs.
>> From: Rob Beckers
>> >Are you using UNC paths for user's home directories? If so, that would
>> >explain the problem you're seeing. Serv-U does not handle UNC paths,
>> >has. The Emerald DLL got away with using UNC paths in Serv-U due to a
>> >loophole in the server code, but with the inclusion of using Windows
>> >"shortcuts" as links in v2.5 this proved to cause the server to hang
>> >certain conditions. I worked around this by changing the v2.5a code to
>> >explicitely look for and block UNC paths in v2.5a.
>> >
>> >Until Serv-U is changed to support UNC paths I don't have a solution for
>> >you, unfortunately. Going back to an earlier version would be your only
>> >option. Changing the server to support UNC paths is in the planning but
>> >will take a while before it will show up in the release version due to
>> >many changes that is going to require.
>> ><> wrote:
>> >> I just installed 2.5a over 2.5 and noticed that while using external
>> >> authentication (and directory path), 2.5a authenticates correctly, but
>> >> cannot find the user's home directory. If I swap out the new 2.5a exe
>> >> file with 2.5 exe file, users are able to log in without any problems
>> >> (authenticates and finds the home directory).
>> >>
>> >> [EXTERNAL]
>> >> ClientCheckDLL1=c:\progra~1\Emerald\emer_su.dll
>> >>
>> >> emer_su.dll is issued by IEA Software (
>> >> use with the Emerald system.
>Dale E. Reed Jr. Emerald and RadiusNT
>IEA Software, Inc.