windows ftp permissioning

Posted on 2007-10-09
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
I have my hosting according to the hoster the credentials I have allw me to change read and write permissions.

I work with smartftp and it has a properties / CHMOD option...  no permissions appear checked

I try to change to user write and the program returns command not understood...

I need to write into some folders and files but I always get a readonly file.

How can I go about it?
Question by:robrodp
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    i'm not familiar with smartftp.. i use   wsftp server.. easy to install and setup...  
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    IIS6 FTP server does not support chmod.

    The result is expected behaviour.

    To change permissions on the ftp server, do it with windows explorer on the server, or under ftp server properties.


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    Where can I find a formal statemnet of this?
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    just use a third party ftp server, easy to use plus not a lot of wholes.. if you enable IIS ftp server, you have no idea what wholes is open to your system.. knowing microsoft...  
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    >> Where can I find a formal statemnet of this?

    read the docs.

    >> if you enable IIS ftp server, you have no idea what wholes is open to your system

    that statement is unfair and inaccurate.

    as with any system, security is usually more about configuration than software.  since windows2003 and iis6 is now a relatively mature product, there is negligible danger installing it.

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