Anonymous FTP

How to set up, and use, anonymous FTP.

 

What is Anonymous FTP?

How do I request Anonymous FTP?

Why are there two folders named 'incoming' and 'outgoing'?

How do I administer changes or get the files uploaded for me?

Will people using my FTP site have access to my other files?

 

 

What is Anonymous FTP?

 

Anonymous FTP allows you to transfer files which may be too large for email, or which you may want to make available to a large number of people.

 

 

 

How do I request Anonymous FTP?

 

Just contact us (support@datarealm.com) and let us know your account username, as well as the domain to which you'd like it applied. Your Anonymous FTP address will be: ftp.yourdomain.com

 

 

 

Why are there two folders named 'incoming' and 'outgoing'?

 

The permissions are set on these folders with your site's users in mind. The incoming folder is configured so that people can upload files into your account so that you may retrieve them. The outgoing folder is configured so that people can download files which you've placed there for them. Also, the permissions in place are effectively a security measure on our part which prevents people from abusing our servers by uploading and downloading large files freely and without authority.

 

 

 

How do I administer changes or get the files uploaded for me?

 

While your users can upload and download anonymously, you will still use your username and password to login to ftp.datarealm.com or to your control panel. Doing so allows you free reign, as well as allows you to delete files from the incoming and outgoing folders (which your users cannot do).

 

 

 

Will people using my FTP site have access to my other files?

 

Absolutely not. The permissions of your Anonymous FTP site are assigned so that that will not happen.

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