Remote Permissions to Link as Root

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bsmither
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Remote Permissions to Link as Root

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I am wanting to be able to create/edit files in Nginx's '/etc/nginx/sites-available' and '/etc/nginx/sites-enabled' folders, from Windows 7 on a machine located on the LAN.

I have already established the means to access //Computer_Name/inetpub/* from Win7 (forgot the details how I did that).

I have also created links to the above folders and placed them in /inetpub/. I can see them in Win7's "Windows Explorer".

Win7 does not give me the ability to enter my sudo password, which I suppose would be necessary.

The nginx folders are root/root, and the inetpub folder is www-data/www-data.

What are the next steps to take to give me access to these folders from Win7?
Tricia - Cinnamon
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Re: Remote Permissions to Link as Root

Post by bsmither »

I have now installed onto Mint the OpenSSH-Server package. Among a few other pieces, the SFTP Server was installed alongside.

Using a programmer's text editor for Windows, one that has SFTP capabilities, I can now retrieve existing files from the mentioned folders.

However, I cannot then save the edited file using a new filename.

My guess is that the SFTP Server needs to recognize the login (using sudo credentials) as having r/w permissions.
Tricia - Cinnamon
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