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RE: FTP Daemon shutdown
make a good point here. After brief discussion with Tab and Ken, I've arrived at
the following solution. The Filesharing page will remain accessible from within
our own staff website.
people who may need to access the page from outside, they can be pointed to https://files.gesn.com where they are not
required to log in in order to use the tool.
engineering drawing files from contractors are too large to email (>10MB)
and the FTP site has been of great benefit in transferring that information
back and forth throughout the development process. I understand the old
FTP service (on lucy) was too accessible and a security risk, but, at
times, it was the only way to efficiently transfer information
with outside resources.
facilitate data transfers to and from non-staff members, would it be
possible to have a "guest" login, perhaps through the staff site (or a
completely separate site), to a restricted area on the FTP service?
Or are we destined to FedEx CDs back and forth forever?
Ian S. Piper
Diebold Election Systems,
Many users have
expressed a desire for a better way to share files within the company. For a
long time, we've run an FTP service on lucy. This service was accessible to
the outside world with no restrictions on access, and no provisions for
logging user activity. FTP was a security risk, and I have shut it down
for this reason.
All hope is not
lost though - you can still upload and download files. Please have a look here on
the staff website.
The interface is
very similar to the "html ftp listing" we used to provide. You can download
files by clicking on the hyperlink to the file (as you always have been able
to). The new functionality I have introduced is the form at the top of the
page, which will allow you to upload a file. Just hit the "browse" button to
select the file, and click the "Upload" button to transfer. There is no
restriction on file types or file size.
If you have any
questions, or problems using the tool, please let me