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Old 05-04-2009, 11:15 PM   #1
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FTP Server -- Hiding files after upload

I am trying to create an ftp server and hide files once they are done uploading. I want the ability to give this site to many customers and have them dump data to this central place. Once the data gets uploaded they cant see or access the data.

please let me know how i could do this

thank you,
Old 05-05-2009, 01:44 AM   #2
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Which FTP server package are you thinking of using? Which distro will you be deploying on?

VSFTP has options to deny downloads (download_enable = NO) so your server only receives uploads, and also you can change the permissions of uploaded files so anonymous users can't read them (anon_umask).

yum install vsftpd
man 5 vsftpd.conf

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Old 05-05-2009, 05:13 PM   #3
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i am using debian, i dont care which ftp server i use. does vsftp have a package for debian?
Old 05-05-2009, 06:41 PM   #4
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VSFTPD is available for debian. Try running:

sudo aptitude install vsftpd

To search for packages, you can run

aptitude search #PACKAGE_NAME#

Inversly, you can also run:

apt-get install vsftpd

For installations and for searches:

apt-cache search #PACKAGE_NAME#

I find aptitude easier to deal with, as it combines the functionality of both and also seems to do a better job at dependency checking / resolutions.

Michael Piekarski
Network Engineer

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