ftp permssions on subdirectories [Answered]RSS

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Last post May 01, 2008 12:02 AM by steve schofield

  • ftp permssions on subdirectories

    Apr 29, 2008 01:46 PM|e1ny|LINK

    Hi: I created a website on IIS7 and added FTP to the website with basic auth and ssl optional.

    When users connect, they're able to list the top level directory, but if they try to navigate to any subfolders, they get "550 access denied"?

  • Re: ftp permssions on subdirectories

    Apr 30, 2008 01:49 PM|jeff@zina.com|LINK

    NTFS permissions, IIS user permissions.


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  • Re: ftp permssions on subdirectories

    Apr 30, 2008 02:21 PM|e1ny|LINK


    NTFS permissions, IIS user permissions.


    You are a man of few words, Jeff <g>

    Please allow me to clarify...the website has regular anonymous permissions on the subdirectories, and they can be navigated by the IUSR in a browser. All I did was install ftp on the website with basic authentication selected and anonymous disallowed.

    So if you connect with an FTP client with a valid user/password, you can list the top-level directory, but that fails on any subdirectory. This is an NTFS permissions issue, yes?

    I'm not sure I understand, when basic auth is selected, which account FTP is using to access the website? Is it the Network Service or the user account? And why wouldn't the ACLs propagate to the website as a whole when FTP is installed?

  • Re: ftp permssions on subdirectories

    May 01, 2008 12:02 AM|steve schofield|LINK

    Enable auditing on object access or run filemon (process monitor) to see what is being denied.  If the 'root' folder security hasn't been pushed down to sub-folders, then the 550 denied would make sense.  This post has links to procmon and how to enable auditing.


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