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Old 05-12-2007, 05:48 PM
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config FTP let user download only, no upload


Hello everyone,

I am setting up a file download server and using FTP.

But i only want user to download and not to upload( prevent possibility of uploading bad script or shell script )

So does anyone know how can i do it?
Does it have any risk of security using this method?


Currently i am using apache so user can download, but this method take too much resource and server often overload when too many people download.

Thank you

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Old 05-12-2007, 05:52 PM
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Linux or windows server?

If it's a linux server, just set it up so that the anonymous FTP user only has read access and not write or execute access to the folder which holds your files... should be easy...?

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Old 05-12-2007, 05:59 PM
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Linux,

i meant for users ( with username and password)

So i am not sure how to do this?

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Old 05-12-2007, 06:49 PM
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what ftpd are you running?

you should be able to setup a vhost like and only allow downloading.

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Old 05-12-2007, 07:54 PM
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proftpd i believe

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Old 05-12-2007, 08:21 PM
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http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs...r/proftpd.html

scroll down to the config info, and you should find a download-only version of the config file, you should be able to set it up that way for the users as it is with the anonymous in that config..

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