Re: Allow FTP in, but not shell login
Yes, we've got a bunch of people here using IE5x to update our sites via
webDAV. You just open IE and click File->Open->(O)pen as web folder and
then put in the URL. You then see the site much as you would if Indexing
were somehow left enabled and can then drag-n-drop your files and folders.
You'll need to have dav_module loaded in your webserver conf file, and then
have a "DAV On" line in your <Directory> directive. There are other
options as well. The documentation for a first-time DAV newbie is pretty
dismal.. maybe the latest versions of the various Apache books (I tend to
gravitated towards O'Reilly & Assoc...) have better info.
DAV is really great for this as it keeps users in their comfort zone of a
GUI-based OS (you wouldn't believe the comical horror of some pure Windoze
users at a command-line session...).
At 01:01 PM 3/14/2001 +0000, Mike Moran wrote:
Kenneth Pronovici wrote:
> > you can change user's shell to /dev/null
> Well... it doesn't look like I can log in via telnet or FTP without
> a valid login shell. I tried that with various entries other than
> /dev/null ...
If all that is needed is web page upload access, you could try
installing WebDAV and then disabling ftp entirely. Passwords for
WebDAV are those used by apache for restricting access.
You'd have to get them to use a WebDAV client though. I use "sitecopy"
on unix and "Goliath" on MacOS. Dunno about Windows. Hmm, I think the
"web folders" feature of Windows is actually just WebDAV.
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