mlst perm - anyway to get FTP to support permissions

Silver_2000

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The new version of Filezillla changed the way it does permissions

Any way to change the FTP server to make setting permissions easier ?

Filezilla switched to MLSD for directory listings, and it seems your server is not returning that information.
No you can't disable MLSD. Filezilla will use LIST only on servers not supporting MLSx.

Check the FEAT response of your server. Looks like MLST size*;type*;modify*;perm*; - if there is no perm; the permission info is not returned.
 

tsook

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Anybody know how to configure Pure-FTPd to send user/owner information?
 

Infopro

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Just tested with ver 3.2.4.1 and changing perms works normally.


BTW, here is the log:

Code:
Status:	Connecting to 11.22.33.44:21...
Status:	Connection established, waiting for welcome message...
Response:	220---------- Welcome to Pure-FTPd [TLS] ----------
Response:	220-You are user number 2 of 50 allowed.
Response:	220-Local time is now 07:43. Server port: 21.
Response:	220-This is a private system - No anonymous login
Response:	220-IPv6 connections are also welcome on this server.
Response:	220 You will be disconnected after 20 minutes of inactivity.
Command:	USER namehere
Response:	331 User namehere OK. Password required
Command:	PASS **********
Response:	230-User namehere has group access to:  namehere   
Response:	230 OK. Current restricted directory is /
Command:	SYST
Response:	215 UNIX Type: L8
Command:	FEAT
Response:	211-Extensions supported:
Response:	 EPRT
Response:	 IDLE
Response:	 MDTM
Response:	 SIZE
Response:	 REST STREAM
Response:	 MLST type*;size*;sizd*;modify*;UNIX.mode*;UNIX.uid*;UNIX.gid*;unique*;
Response:	 MLSD
Response:	 ESTP
Response:	 PASV
Response:	 EPSV
Response:	 SPSV
Response:	 ESTA
Response:	 AUTH TLS
Response:	 PBSZ
Response:	 PROT
Response:	211 End.
Status:	Connected
Status:	Retrieving directory listing...
Command:	PWD
Response:	257 "/" is your current location
Command:	TYPE I
Response:	200 TYPE is now 8-bit binary
Command:	PASV
Response:	227 Entering Passive Mode (xx,xx,xx,xx,xx,xx)
Command:	MLSD
Response:	150 Accepted data connection
Response:	226-ASCII
Response:	226-Options: -a -l 
Response:	226 36 matches total
Status:	Directory listing successful
 

Silver_2000

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The XXX is the problem? I didn't give that a thought when I saw them here, but I do see them. Only on the popup though, not in the window. I see the perms there ok.
try changing perms

when you try to change you cant see the current perms and changing them becomes a problem

read the thread I linked for some humorous lashing out by the developer of Filezilla
botg said:
Technical people have to realise that people just want things to work...
Then non-technical people such as managers just have to realize that the technical people are right and simply do what the techies say. The world would be a lot better place with decision making stripped away from the uneducated.

As other people have said, this was working perfectly before...
It just appeared to be working, relying on functionality that was never standardized. Simply get a server that supports the UNIX.mode fact in MLSD output.
botg said:
One less stupid hoster to worry about.
botg said:
Farewell, whiny users I don't need.
 
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Infopro

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try changing perms

when you try to change you cant see the current perms and changing them becomes a problem

read the thread I linked for some humorous lashing out by the developer of Filezilla

I read the entire thread. It turned into a bashing thread from both ends, IMO.


I can change permissions perfectly, and they are reflected on the main window. Hilighting the xxx and changing to 644 or whatever, works fine. I just changed it several times without any problems.

If you don't mind the xxx.
 

Silver_2000

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seems something has changed
I can now use it to change perms its just not as easy since the current perms are not visible in the sub window

It would be nice if the FTP supported the standards that the filezilla guy claims he is following
 

Silver_2000

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trouble is I have 60 accounts on 3 servers to manage

sftp for all 60 with the associated keys is TOO much trouble

Im going to try coreftp
 

Infopro

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Log into any one of those accounts' cPanel, click FTP accounts, find the Configure FTP client icon, there you have configuration choices including Core if you like.

And, SFTP settings for all 60 of your users to use.


It's just too bad the guy offering FileZilla for free had to get his butt kicked over this to the point of getting mad at his users instead of explaining they should use SFTP to see perms instead of xxx on the popup window.