[conspire] FTP "drop box"
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Nov 14 22:34:40 PST 2006
Quoting Keith Keller (kkeller at speakeasy.net):
> I don't know apt-get, but I've used vsftpd for this purpose.
Can't be too difficult, and vsftpd certainly can't be beat for general
anonymous-only download service (what I use it for).
The last time I configured an anonymous ftp "drop box" setup, it was on
wu-ftpd. (Hey, it was a long time ago: There wasn't much else, then.)
The difficult part, there, was setting the umask desirably for uploaded
files: You want to make sure that the directory is world-writeable but
not world-readable, and that any subdirectories the remote user is
permitted to create (if any) follow suit.
If you get any of those things wrong, within about a week or two, you'll
notice your site being used as a blind drop and pickup point for warez
-- if only because your filesystem will mysteriously start getting full.
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