Re: VS-FTPD Configuration Issue
From: Ed Wilts (ewilts_at_ewilts.org)
Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 12:54:25 -0500 To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 06:01:12PM +0100, email@example.com wrote:
> I'm currently in the process of setting up a ftp server using vs-ftpd
> unfortunately I'm having a bit of a problem in that I need to pass urls to
> various files to customers through a html page.
> The files in question will all be under the same directory structure for
> each customer however each customer will have there own account with private
> and general file storage areas.
This is where the fun starts.
> The problem is as followes if I tell a customer to access the url
> ftp://ftp.bobsfilestore.com then IE attempts to connect to that host,
> prompts for login details and then displays there personal file area,
IE doesn't handle authenticated very easily. The RFCs actually say that
if you do not pass a username/password in the url, then anonymous FTP is
used. Unfortunately that's not what you want.
IE and FTP just don't mix very well. Use a real FTP client and you'll
be far better off.
For our environment at work, we're having a serious look at beehive
(www.thebeehive.com) which layers on top of a Linux server. It seems to
make a lot of things simpler. It's not open source but it isn't very
pricey either (for an enterprise).
-- Ed Wilts, Mounds View, MN, USA mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Member #1, Red Hat Community Ambassador Program -- redhat-list mailing list unsubscribe mailto:email@example.com?subject=unsubscribe https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/redhat-list