RaQ Site Management: User Management, FTP Settings

Article ID: 196

Only the RaQ 3 Administrator can modify site settings. For Site Administrators who are not the RaQ 3 Administrator, the FTP Settings section is a read-only status page.

The RaQ 3 Administrator can enable the anonymous FTP server for the site, set limits on the size of files that can be uploaded and set the number of simultaneous anonymous users. This feature allows users without passwords to download and upload files via FTP, up to the specified disk-space limit.

You can only enable anonymous FTP on one name-based virtual site per IP address. The UI does not allow you to enable anonymous FTP on a second name-based virtual site that shares the same IP address.

To change the FTP settings for your virtual site:

1. On the Server Management screen, click Site Management on the left.

2. Click the green wrench icon next to the virtual site.

3. Click FTP Settings on the left. The FTP Settings table appears.

4. Enter the settings you want. You can specify the number of megabytes of incoming files to accept and the number of simultaneous users.

5. Click Save Changes .

To download files via anonymous FTP, log on to the site with the username "guest" or "anonymous" - you do not need to enter a password. When you log on with one of these usernames, you enter the directory /home/sites//ftp/. The Site Administrator can post files here for downloading via FTP client software or a Web browser.

Site Administrators can access the anonymous FTP directory as "/ftp" during an FTP session.

To upload files, you must use FTP client software (for example, Fetch) and access the directory /home/sites//ftp/ incoming/. Once you have uploaded a file, you (as a guest) cannot see it or access it on the FTP site. However, all registered site users with telnet/shell privileges can access the file.

The size limit specified for FTP uploads is the total amount of disk space allocated for FTP uploads. If this number is set to 0, a guest cannot upload to the FTP site.

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