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I am trying to setup an anonymous user account on our server to enable people to downlaod technical manuals for our products etc. and I would like this to be as secure as possible!

I was just wondering if anyone knew a series of steps that will allow me to create an anonymous ftp account linked to a directory on the server that enables download only ? Also how could i make a corresponding ftp account with write priviledges to this account to allow people within our company to upload new files ?

Sorry i'm a bit new to all this!

Many Thanks,

Stuart

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I would look into creating an SFTP account that is locked into a chroot. People can get in, download and upload, but everything is trapped and seperated from the machine.

http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-6181828.html

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You could also set up Webmin and then use that to create the ftp setup and lock the user to a certain folder and then set the umask of that user to more restrictive then normal. –  Justin S Jan 20 '10 at 4:48
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Try this guide:

http://www.ls-l.net/ftp/

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