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From Bediako George <bediakogeo...@yahoo.com>
Subject [users@httpd] Restricted FTP access in Apache
Date Wed, 11 May 2005 12:15:21 GMT
Hello all,

I really appreciate the hard work you guys have put
into the Apache HTTP server.  I have a question
regarding what I would term as "restricted FTP access"
though there may be another term for this.

My problem is that I have files that I want to serve
my customers on a limited basis.  The kind of
functionality I am looking for is:

1> Limited number of FTP access for an approved
customer.  So suppose I have a customer who is
approved, I would like to allow let's say three FTP
downloads of a particular file to that customer.  Then
I would like to be able to reset the number of allowed
downloads for that customer again sometime in the
future.

2> I would also like to secure/restrict/hide from the
customer the actual location of the file she is
downloading.   I would not like the customer to be
able to try to download from my Apache FTP server
directy by just using the URL that was previously
afforded to her.  Similarly, I would like to make sure
she cannot give the URL to someone else in order to
have that person be able to download those files as
well.

I hope the feature set I am looking for has been
explained in clear and concise way.  Please let me
know if there is a need for more information.  I have
read about some of the capabilities of the Apache
server, but for fear of contaminating my request for
information I do not want to mention what I have seen
so far. :)

I also realize that there might not be a canned
solution to this problem, and that I might have to
code something to this effect myself. If that is the
case any hints as to what Apache functionality I could
leverage to achieve this result will be greatly
appreciated.

Thanks again for all the hard work you have put into
this first class piece of software.

Regards,

Bediako George
Apache newbie

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