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Old 03-24-2006, 10:43 PM   #1
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Post ProFTP(d)


I am trying to run proFTPd on a windows machine using cygwin.

So far, it works nicely. It installed and runs. It serves data and seems to run stable.

When i set it up to allow anonymous access (It's a home network, and behind a firewall, so only people in my home can acually get access -- i know that i am allowing the world to do anything......)

That works too, but i get a weired folder in my user's home directories. There appears a folder called "cygdrive", which has been created in 01 Jan 1970, 12:00 AM. It has world read and execute permissions. The folder is empty.

I am wondering how i could get rid of that annoyance.


That's my proftpd.conf:
CreateHome on

# This is a basic ProFTPD configuration file (rename it to 
# 'proftpd.conf' for actual use.  It establishes a single server
# and a single anonymous login.  It assumes that you have a user/group
# "nobody" and "ftp" for normal operation and anon.

ServerName			"ProFTPD Default Installation"
ServerType			standalone
DefaultServer			on

# Port 21 is the standard FTP port.
Port				21

# Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new dirs and files
# from being group and world writable.
Umask				022

# To prevent DoS attacks, set the maximum number of child processes
# to 30.  If you need to allow more than 30 concurrent connections
# at once, simply increase this value.  Note that this ONLY works
# in standalone mode, in inetd mode you should use an inetd server
# that allows you to limit maximum number of processes per service
# (such as xinetd).
MaxInstances			30

# Set the user and group under which the server will run.
#User				SYSTEM
#Group				Administrators

# To cause every FTP user to be "jailed" (chrooted) into their home
# directory, uncomment this line.
DefaultRoot ~

# Normally, we want files to be overwriteable.
AllowOverwrite		on

# Bar use of SITE CHMOD by default

#Example of a typical anonymous FTP configuration:

<Anonymous ~ftp>
  User				ftp
  Group				Guests

  # We want clients to be able to login with "anonymous" as well as "ftp"
  UserAlias			anonymous ftp

  # Limit the maximum number of anonymous logins
  MaxClients			10

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Old 05-04-2006, 05:41 PM   #3
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Any Ideas?

I still didn't figure it out to this day...
Old 05-07-2006, 02:50 PM   #4
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That's not an issue with cygwin but rather the silly OS your running it on. Try using touch /directory to update the timestamp on it.
Old 05-07-2006, 05:52 PM   #5
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Well, it's not the timestamp that bothers me. It's the fact that the directory exists and confused the users. I have not found a way to get rid of it so far. I am wondering if there actually IS a way to rid the ftp server of the annoying "cygdrive" directory.


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