Hiding dot files with ftpd
Daniel A. Akulenok
alive at dienub.org
Sun Jun 4 03:25:07 PDT 2006
On Sun, June 4, 2006 08:49, Lawrence Horvath wrote:
> On 6/3/06, Daniel A. Akulenok <alive at dienub.org> wrote:
>> On Sat, June 3, 2006 22:57, Kyrre Nygard wrote:
>> > What's up all?
>> > Just wondering if it's possible to hide dot files somehow
>> > with FreeBSD's default ftpd when I invoke it from inetd?
>> > ftp stream tcp nowait root /usr/libexec/ftpd ftpd -l
>> > ftp stream tcp6 nowait root /usr/libexec/ftpd ftpd -l
>> > Thanks,
>> > Kyrre
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>> Hi Kyrre,
>> Files prepended with dots in UNIX operating systems usually symoblize a
>> file which is not shown to the user on a regular basis because the user
>> will actually not _need_ to know of it's prescense in daily use.
>> Therefore, it is entirely up to the FTP client of the user if files
>> prepended with dots are shown or not.
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> Is there a way to get the ftp server to not list the dot prepended
> files? if say you REALLY don't want the client to see the files, can
> you get the server to not send it in a "list" reply? and by the same
> means could you get the server to not list dirs as well?(that was just
> being my curiosity)
As far as I know, you can only achieve that by hacking the ftpd itself. If
you want users to only be able to see a certain set of files, you should
create a user with ftproot in an empty directory which only contains the
files they are allowed to see/use.
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