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Necessary to Set Upload Permissions? If so , How? (2 posts)
- Started 12 years ago by Mungerman
- Latest reply 12 years ago from Jim Matthews
I really need some help. I cannot find any explanation of the Set upload permissions dialog. I want to allow people to upload an image file to my folder, so is this what I would use? What would I set the chmod at?
Jim Matthews Administrator
No, you probably would not use Set Upload Permissions for that. The Set Upload Permissions command tells the server to apply the permissions in question to the next files that you upload. The idea is that if you are uploading a bunch of files and know that they should all have non-standard permissions, you can give the Set Upload Permissions command and upload them all. Unfortunately most servers do not support the SITE UMASK command that Set Upload Permissions uses.
To set up a folder that other people can upload to requires some cooperation from your hosting company. You want to have anonymous ftp service, which lets anyone connect, and a "drop-box" folder that anyone can upload to. To see an example of how this looks from the user's point of view connect to ftp.fetchsoftworks.com (leave the User ID and Password fields blank, since this is an anonymous connection) and enter the "incoming" folder. You can upload files there, but nobody but me can see what you've uploaded.
So I'd recommend asking your hosting provider whether they offer anonymous FTP service and drop-box folders. I use Pair.com, and it's a standard part of their service, but not all hosting companies provide it.
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