Yup, I had some jerk constantly fill up the filesystem of the ftp directory
until I finally disabled all uploads. The ethics of some people just amazes

> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]On Behalf Of Ted
> Mittelstaedt
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> >[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]On Behalf Of Giorgos
> >Keramidas
> >
> >Another common thing done in writable incoming/ directories is
> to create a
> >file of fixed size, say 100 Mb, and use vnconfig to mount this
> file as the
> >incoming/ directory of an FTP server.  Then there's only about 100 Mb of
> >space available in your incoming/ and nobody can store tons of
> data in there,
> >wasting your disk space until disks are full.
> >
> Hi Uli and Giorgos,
>   I've had a bit of experience with this sort of thing and I have
> to say that
> nobody should be running an open FTP server that allows uploading
> to anyone
> unless they are willing to take the time to monitor it - and I mean every
> day, preferably several times a day.
> 100MB is plenty of space for some jerk to upload his collection
> of Sally SpreadEagle in all her silicon glory.  If that happens
> your going to find every bit of outbound bandwidth you have completely
> saturated.  If your unlucky enough to have your FTP server at an
> ISP you may find yourself fined heavily  (ie: overage charges)
>   Some people have a little script that runs out of cron and diffs the
> output of ls against the previous run and e-mails the maintainer when new
> files show up, others simply check by eye.  Whatever works for
> you is fine,
> but don't think that you can just put out public storage for anyone to use
> as they see fit and just ignore it anymore.
> Ted Mittelstaedt

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