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I am trying to setup an anonymous user account on our server to enable people to download 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 privileges to this account to allow people within our company to upload new files ?

Sorry I'm a bit new to all this!

Many Thanks,


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Start here.

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If security is a priority for you, you should consider to set up encrypted access to you FTP site. Some examples of mod_tls configuration for ProFTPd could be found here.

Hope that helps. Cheers.

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