Ted: I've been watching this one because I've HAD to allow uploads to
incoming because of a need for such a place article submissions from our
Tech mag website from 175+ countries.

Your tips for monitoring (like the script for a daily listing of the
directory) are so simple and obvious it put a smile on my face. Thanks! LUV
this list!

At 09:28 PM 9.12.2001 -0700, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>>-----Original Message-----
>>[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]On Behalf Of Giorgos
>>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
>>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                                       [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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