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Re: password protect a directory?



On Fri, Oct 27, 2000 at 10:12:27PM -0700, Mr. Strockbine wrote:
> is there a way to password protect a directory?
> for instance there is a single ftp account on
> a machine (one user-id/password combo) and its
> shared amoung several users.  Is it possible for
> one user to password protect a directory so the
> other users cannot view the contents?

something like this *might* be possible with tcfs [0] or something
like that but i doubt it would work over ftp. 

shared accounts really are not a good idea, there is no accountability
or responsibility for what its used for.  and it created problems like
what you have.

the correct solution is to create an individual account for all the
users and use groups to share access.  then what you want is easy:
chmod 700 dir.

[0] tcfs is Transparent Cryptographic FileSystem, i don't think its
all that well maintained anymore but i could be wrong.  

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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