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From "Lewis Watson" <>
Subject Re: FTP Security
Date Sat, 23 Mar 2002 19:31:58 GMT

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Haugh" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2002 1:27 AM
Subject: FTP Security

> This may be a little off topic, forgive me.
> I'm new to Apache & Red hat, but things are going well so far.  I've got
> Apache up and running and all my directory mapping is working great.  My
> concern now is limiting access via FTP.  I want my users to be able to
> connect to their public_html directory and that is about it.
> As it is now, once connected they can browse around, download, and view
> almost any file on the server.  They cannot change or delete anything, but
> they can look around and download files via the FTP client.
> At this point I don't really need to provide anonymous or guest FTP
> I just want my users to be able upload and alter web pages.  I've been
> looking around for a basic FTP security "How-to" and can't seem to find
> anything that does the trick.
> Any help, even if its just pointing me to a resource, would be greatly
> appreciated.
> FYI:
> Red Hat 7.2
> Apache 1.3
> Thanks,
> -Kevin Haugh
> Technology Coordinator
> Redlands High School
> Redlands, CA

Look at pureftpd for an alternative ftp service. Works great with a nice
message board for help.

Lewis Watson

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