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User control panel?
Authored by: allenhuffman on Dec 02, '01 01:25:43AM

What is "wrong" if I just make a new user using the User control panel? I made one called "Anonymous FTP User" with a short name of "ftp" and that seemed to work. Is there a security problem with these defaults? I noticed AppleISP.net (ISP for Macs only, using Mac OS X server for their hosting) seems to use normal accounts like this -- their help pages show FTP instructions and the directory has /Sites, /Pictures, etc. in it. Problems?



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User control panel?
Authored by: DannyMac on Dec 08, '01 04:31:53AM

Because, doing it this way will create a system wide account. Meaning you can actually login with "ftp" using the login panel. This is what we don't want. But if it doesn't bother you that the system generates this huge directory with unessary items in it, go ahead...



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User control panel?
Authored by: allenhuffman on Dec 11, '01 01:16:44AM

The instructions for MySQL create the user account through the GUI, too.

So what makes a user account "GUI aware" versus "*nix aware"? How does one create true Unix accounts that the GUI won't see?

My Unix background is with Solaris/SunOS but I'm afraid to touch too many files since I don't know how much X does and does not support at the OS level ;-)



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