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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: Directory listings: LFS issues and other funky stuff
Date Tue, 19 Dec 2006 23:53:18 GMT
Niklas Edmundsson wrote:
> I simply don't see large files in the directory listing output, but an
> strace shows that it stats all files (including the large ones), but
> then it does something else (a subrequest for each file?) which stats
> all files except for the large ones.

Yes - it sounds like you found a symptom of a LFS bug.

> If it's doing a subrequest for each file I suspect it's to hide
> forbidden files. Since we're an anonftp only server this seems rather
> unneccesary, is there a way to turn it off?

No, it's not unnecessary, but I agree it should be configurable.  This is
true of both ftp and mod_autoindex.  Both should -permit- you to ignore
security of subfolders, ***but*** default to checking security of each

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