At 17:29 19.02.97 +0800, MotivationAsia Philippines wrote:
>This may not be a firewall issue, but for the benefit of those using MS FTP
>Server either locally in their LANs or otherwise........
>With Internet Explorer 3.01 on Windows95, I typed ftp://ftp.mycompany.com.
>But instead of the FTP home directory initially showing, what showed was
>the root directory of drive E:. Somehow, I got the root directory of the
>drive as the FTP home directory.
There is a difference in how FTP clients and WEB browsers work. A FTP
client will normally log in and not issue a CD command unless you have
defined a "default directory" in the setup for the FTP site. If the client
don't give a CD command, the FTP server will determine what directory you
will log on to.
WEB browsers will always issue a CD command. If you don't specify a path in
the URL, they will issue a CD /, and use the FTP servers root path.
When it comes to security, it is your's responsibility to set the correct
file and directory permissions and, and to choose a sensible FTP root
directory. If you set the permission correct, most FTP systems will be
pretty safe. If you don't, ' it's like leaving the house with the doors and
windows wide open.
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