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[ale] FTP Server on Linux



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On Fri, 22 Jan 1999, Matthew Brown wrote:

> Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 13:07:25 -0500
> From: Matthew Brown <matthew.brown at cordata.net>
> To: ale at ale.org
> Subject: Re: [ale] FTP Server on Linux
> 
> Are you saying they can snoop the whole directory tree? [I'm feeling obtuse
> right now.]
> 
	Yes... they can go look in any directory that has permissions set
so they can read the contents... Directories and files they shouldn't be
able to view should have the permissions changed appropriately...

> How do ISPs like MindSpring prevent this activity?  Aren't they also
> *NIX-based?
> 
	Most ISPs do use some flavor of *NIX... It works fine as long as
you have shadow passwords in place and use appropriate security
precautions.

	Respectfully,
	Jeremy T. Bouse

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