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Quickly set up anonymous FTP via shell scripts Network
A tip published back in December of 2000 explained how to set up anonymous FTP using the command line to create directories and copy files to various locations. Yesterday someone submitted an anonymous hint regarding a couple of shell scripts which automate the process.

Being somewhat leery of anonymous hints about setting up anonymous FTP, I downloaded the scripts and looked through the code. There are two included scripts (a setup script and a remove script) and neither one does anything malicious - you are never asked for your root password (it just makes sure you have root privileges before running), there are no commands that pass info to any outside URL's, etc. I have not actually tested the scripts (as I use CrushFTP for my FTP needs), but they seem to mirror the commands used in the previously published tip.

After you download the scripts, place them in your home directory and run the "anonftp" script with root privileges (check the included Read Me for more information). To remove anonymous FTP, run the "delanonftp" script with root privileges.

These scripts are hosted on a server with a dyndns address, which indicates it may be an individual machine that could come and go somewhat regularly. This may be the cause of the problem if you get an error when attempting to download the scripts. The URL that is hosting the scripts is, in case you'd like to try hitting the main page as well.
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