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I'm trying to setup a generic FTP on a Windows Server 2008 R2 that we can provides to many clients. My requirements:

  • Use a single home path of the file system for this generic "dropbox"
  • Use a single user/pass (e.g. username "dropbox" and some generic password)
  • PREVENT view access to the remote FTP folder for all users in the FTP, so they can't see what anyone else uploaded there nor can they see their files. They only see the transfer in progress itself

Is it possible to setup this up? We currently have User Isolation FTP setup so I was thinking of leveraging that then just preventing read access to the "dropbox" user to that dropbox home folder. Is there another way? Does that even make sense?

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Straight write-only permissions on "incoming" folders have been standard practice on anonymous FTP servers for ages. –  rackandboneman May 31 '12 at 15:02
This is not anonymous, there's a generic "dropbox" user that will be used by all. We don't want an open anonymous FTP server just exposed to the Internet. –  Mark May 31 '12 at 15:09
Yes, but if the ftp server used would allow a write only folder for an anonymous user, it should allow it for a logged on user :) I wanted to point out that ftp CAN deal with it. –  rackandboneman May 31 '12 at 15:14
I certainly understand your point. Thank you. So my question is more about how do I do that? I created the FTP root folder and allowed Write, prevented Read but when I try to FTP on now, I get a cannot access server error since it can't read the folder. –  Mark May 31 '12 at 15:40
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