Post subject: Re: FTP offline Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:06 pm
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It shouldn't be too hard to make a system that ties user accounts to ftp accounts. Though you'd need some special FTP server software that can have the users and pawwords altered by another program
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Post subject: Re: FTP offline Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:20 pm
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Rest assured there are ideas in place which will help to identify whomever thinks it's a good idea to leak the password (read: idiots). I won't go into detail but this issue has been discussed in great length between mrpijey and Andy, and the solution(s) which they've come up with are pretty much foolproof.
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Post subject: Re: FTP offline Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:59 pm
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I feel very sorry about this happening to our administrators (more overwork for the), and likewise for the many users who are now bound to wait (God knows for how long). Of course they can wait another one or two weeks, but thier enthusiasm is shrinking.
Post subject: Re: FTP offline Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:54 pm
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Is there a better way to restrict access to the FTP or figure out who leaked the password? It would probably be a real pain if not impossible to have a unique FTP account for each user, but if it was possible it would be easy to figure out who leaked and ban them.
Post subject: Re: FTP offline Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:26 pm
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Thanks for all the ideas people, but thanks to the various input I've formed an idea which is now being worked over by Andy. So we have a solution that should work as we want it without the problems we have today. Some of your ideas were pretty... out there . But most were quite sensible and Andy and I have worked through some of the ideas in the past and rejected them because they were either too hard to implement, or too troublesome to administer. Either way, thanks for the help.
Keep in mind also, this event has shown what this community is best at - coming together, sharing ideas and offerings of help. Both Andy and I greatly appreciate all the help and that even during troublesome times we can come together and come up with a solution. Makes this all worthwhile.