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Old 09-19-2007, 09:29 AM   #1
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How to set-up secure download directory

I am working on setting up a secure directory for eBooks. I tried creating a root directory */download with permissions of 0444, password required and set-up a user name and password.

When I tried to access the directory I was denied access, without the option to even put in the password.

Could someone help me with this?
Old 09-19-2007, 09:54 AM   #2
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In order to enter a directory, it needs to have executable permissions. A setting of 444 would mean only read permissions. Hence, it is completely normal that you would get a "permission denied".
win32sux@candystore:~$ mkdir /tmp/example
win32sux@candystore:~$ chmod 444 /tmp/example
win32sux@candystore:~$ cd /tmp/example
bash: cd: /tmp/example: Permission denied
win32sux@candystore:~$ chmod u+x /tmp/example
win32sux@candystore:~$ cd /tmp/example

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