permissions question? absolute newb here

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Post 3+ Months Ago

ok, instead of using ws_ftp or programs like that, i just go to windows, type ftp.eden.rutgers.edu (eden.rutgers.edu is my host)

this allows me to upload stuff onto my site...

then, i right click on items such as guestbook.cgi or watever, and there is a box where i can change the permissions...

however, for some reason, the guest book thing is not working...any reasons?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

generally I would never recommend you use the built-in ftp features of
windows. They're unreliable, not very powerful, and aren't very easy to
use. More than likely, your school isn't allowing the changes to be made
from that ftp interface, and you should just use an ftp client like ws_ftp
or cute ftp. There's tons of them out there, and a lot of free ones too.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

That still presents a bit of a snag, UNFLUX. Ws_FTP Pro and Cute FTP will only CHMOD on a Linux or Unix (or similar) server. Try it on a Win2K server and it just doesn't happen. At least not with my host. I have to go to the domain admin area and change permissions there, just like I would be doing on the Windows server itself.

But overall you're probably right. I'm sure the school's admin has tight restrictions on permissions, and is probably not going to be totally willing to change them for every one that comes along and wants something set differently.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

given that rutgers is one of the largest proponents of redhat linux, i'm
putting my money on an ftp server being linux too. ;)

which may explain why a windows ftp interface isn't working
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Post 3+ Months Ago

*duh -- I overlooked that. That makes more sense. Thanks for clearing that up.

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