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RE: FTP Daemon shutdown

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You 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.
For 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.
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-support@dieboldes.com [mailto:owner-support@dieboldes.com] On Behalf Of Ian S. Piper
Sent: 02.12.2002 15:00
To: support@dieboldes.com
Subject: RE: FTP Daemon shutdown

Some 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. 
To 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, Inc.
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-support@dieboldes.com [mailto:owner-support@dieboldes.com]On Behalf Of Josh Gardner
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 4:28 PM
To: support@dieboldes.com
Subject: FTP Daemon shutdown

Hi everyone,
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 know.