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Old 12-30-2010, 11:21 AM   #1
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FTP server and other

Hello guys:

I'm looking for a solution able to do the following:

1) Ftp server, this service should allow to have one home folder for each user and a global folder also for all users. A kind of tool to allow each (or some) users to create their own users for their own home folder. Of course, able to manage disk quota, DL/UL bandwidth, etc. I was thinking, or at least, i'm trying with vsftpd.
2) Storage server, to allow a user to upload a file, send an e-mail to the desidered receiver. The receiver should be able to dowload the file (web or ftp). The stored file should be automatically deleted in 7 days (or a configurable period of time).

Do you know any tool to perform both services in a single server?

Thanks a lot!!!.
Old 12-30-2010, 02:07 PM   #2
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Frankly I would avoid FTP unless this is a server hidden behind a company firewall to which internet users have no access.

FTP takes a great deal of effort and detailed platform knowledge to secure.

I would be inclined to say do the whole thing using a PHP web server - but make your life easy by using open-source blog or forum platform as the PHP application.

You may find that Wordpress or phpBB, or another solution on:


meet your requirements, and if you choose a mainstream one (lots of downloads) the security updates are usually pretty timely.

Hope that helps,

Andy T


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