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OS X: Setting up an FTP user account, creating directory structure, FOLDER PERMISSIONS

I am the administrator for my computer on a PowerBook running Panther and I am trying to set up an FTP account for people to log in and download/upload to and from my computer.  The problem is that I have no clue how to set folder permissions for everything under the "ftpuser" directory to allow modifications by any user.  I figured since I was an administrator I would be able to change the permissions on the "ftpuser" directory and subdirectories from my login.  Is this not the case?  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.
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weedCommented:
You need to actually create a new user. That user will then have login privileges and access to their own user directory. Give out the login/pass for that new user and you have an instant FTP account.
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FunkiNATErAuthor Commented:
Right, but is there a way to control and access the files in that user directory from MY login?  It's a PAIN to have to switch from one user to another every time a new file is added or a directory created.  I edited the parent folder permissions from that user's login to allow writing of files, but every time a new folder is created under that directory I have to go change the rights.  Any way to make every directory created under the "ftpuser" home directory work as universal to all users?
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weedCommented:
If all the FTP users are logging in under the same "ftpuser" account they should all have permissions to the files and folders that are being created under their account. I guess im not sure why you need to change the permissions.
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FunkiNATErAuthor Commented:
Because when I am logged on locally to that computer on MY username as I so often am, I can't access new directories and files created.  The users logging in from remotely are doing just fine.  I want to be able to access the files without having to log out.  Make sense?
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weedCommented:
Gotcha. Any reason they're not using the Public folder for files theyre uploading? Do you have access to that folder?
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FunkiNATErAuthor Commented:
I guess I could do it that way - I'm just used to being able to set the security however I want it (I'm mostly a PC user - I run a recording studio using a Mac though).  That will probably take care of my problem.  I'll just do it that way... thanks.
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weedCommented:
OSX isn't really built to be an FTP server. It's built to be a multiple user OS and they included FTP as a quick and easy way for folks to access their files. Not really as a file repository. That's what OS X Server is for.
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chaokCommented:
Just curious, are there any decent OS X FTP Servers out there?  
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weedCommented:
You don't really need one. FTP is built in and that's about as fast as it gets. For people who are doing serious serving OS X Server is the obvious choice.
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