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NT/2K account for anonymous ftp access
- From: Boris Smirnov <bgs at eastwind dot ru>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 19:26:05 +0600
- Subject: NT/2K account for anonymous ftp access
- Organization: Eastwind
- Reply-to: Boris Smirnov <bgs at eastwind dot ru>
Here is the problem: to enable anonymous ftp access one must create
(or use existing, i.e. guest) account that has empty password and "Log
on locally" privilege, but this allows anyone to log on a console. It
would be better to have this account disabled for NT, that is to
behave like a "suid only" account on Unix.
I've successfully tested such "disabled" accounts with ssh - when you
can log on using that account via ssh only whith public key
authentication. Also, ssh privsep feature uses this sort of account
combined with chroot call for doing all network stuff during
Is it difficult to implement "disabled" account support for anonymous
access in ftpd?
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