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Re: [SLE] Can one ftp to one's computer?
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin1.listas@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 01:48:22 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0502250135200.7543@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

The Thursday 2005-02-24 at 17:52 +0200, Hylton Conacher (ZR1HPC) wrote:

> > > ftp> What am I doing wrong?
> >
> > Nothing. You have only allowed the user "anonymous".
> I would assume because each file therein is owned by a real user and
> therefore "anonymous" does not have permission to view anything therein.
> I would like to hear from the gurus on the list why this is so too.

No. The user "anonymous" of a ftp server does not exist. It is a
convention, a convenient virtual "user" for access to the server by
anybody, without password. The convention is to supply your email as

The user "anonymous" sees nothing, unless you define a default tree of
files for him to see (/srv/ftp, for example). This does not depend on the
server being chrooted or not.

What he can see, and what he can download or upload, will depends on the
configuration of the server. It may well be that the default configuration
does not allow anything but "anonymous". Usually, root is dissallowed.

Carlos Robinson

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