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|Virtual domain account users can allow
anonymous FTP access to visitors wishing to download or upload files
to your web site as if you were running your own FTP server.
You can enable (and disable) ANON FTP access within Edit Account Information
within your account Control Panel. Just check (or uncheck) the check
box labeled "Anonymous FTP Enabled".
ANONYMOUS FTP WARNINGS:
Anonymous FTP will grant any and all users the ability to access your
"upload" directory, or any directory on your domain that
has been set for "public" read/write permissions. Anonymous
users will have access to upload or download files to and from your
domain. You must set the appropriate permissions for your directories
to restrict anonymous FTP access. This is needed to ensure that anonymous
users will not be able to access any existing files or directories.
You can inhibit access to specific files and directories using the
File Manager by disabling public read and/or write access to the files
or folders you don't want people to see (i.e.. cgi-local).
As the account owner, you are responsible for any and all files that
are stored on your domain. This would include files that were uploaded
by you as well as by anonymous FTP users. With the use of anonymous
FTP, your site is susceptible of becoming a "warez" site.
Typically, these are sites that are used by "hackers" to
trade (upload/download) illegally pirated copies of software programs
with one another. As the account owner, the complete content of your
account is your responsibility. If your site becomes a trading post
for "warez" programs, you may face legal action that can
be taken against you by the programmers/software companies of the
copyrighted software, in addition to your account being deleted from
our servers. Please refer to our User Agreement for more information.
Any and all FTP download transfers, anonymous FTP included, will be
used in the calculation of the total data transfer for your account.
If this total data transfer amount exceeds the limit that is set for
your plan, you will be responsibility for any and all overage charges
that occur. Please Note: There will be NO exceptions made for these
overage charges. Once anonymous FTP has been enabled, it will be your
responsibility to monitor the anonymous FTP activity for your account.
All anonymous FTP activity is stored within the "xferlog"
file. This file contains entries for each and every anonymous FTP
upload/download session. This file is located within the /stats directory
of your account. There is also a link provided off the "View
your web usage statistics & logs" page of your account control
If you are going to allow people to upload files to your site, make
sure you keep track of your disk space usage via your Control Panel.
Do not allow your disk space usage to get too close to your maximum
disk space allocation or you may experience problems accessing your
site via FrontPage and/or be unable to upload or modify files.
Once you enable ANON FTP in your Control Panel, files can be accessed
anonymously via FTP client.
Anonymous visitors wishing to access your site via FTP client (e.g.
wsftp) must use your domain name as the FTP hostname, userid of anonymous
and password of guest.
Your anonymous ftp site is completely different from your web site.
When people ftp to your domain anonymously, they will see the following
"pub" is where you should put all your anonymously accessible
files. "incoming" is for the anonymous users to upload files.
For security the following applies:
- Only the incoming directory can be written to anonymously
- Sub-directories are not createable
- The incoming directory is not readable by people dropping files
You are responsible for any "pirated" software uploaded
by the anonymous users. The anonymous ftp sites will be periodically
monitored for any abuses.
You may ignore the other directories.
To access the anonymous FTP site via the web, use the following address:
Your HTML to download a file called something.exe from a web page
would look like this:
You should tell your visitors that they may need to right-click on
the link if they are PC users, or if they use a Macintosh, they need
to hold down the mouse button on the link, then select the appropriate
option from the Pop-up menu.