I've set up an FTP server for my company so that our customers could upload important files to us. (No, we can't only use mails because those files are usually hundreds of MByte but can be as big as several GByte!) Yeah, some customers are still quite "old school" and don't know how to use cloud-base transfer :)
Because of confidentiality reason, the FTP site is set up such that a normal FTP user can NOT list the directory content (because not knowing the names of existent files means it's quite hard to download files from other customers of ours). But he can still upload his files inside the root folder, ie a PUT command is accepted while a LS command would return 550.
We usually advice our customers to use I.E. but some prefer to use other clients like yours. But there's a problem:
WinSCP sends out a LIST command to our FTP server once connected and in return it receives 550. It then thinks it can't access the directory and refuse to upload anything.
This assumption is purely wrong. So, is there have any plan to change this behaviour? For example, when someone drag 'n drops a file to a directory which was "marked" 550, WinSCP could pop up a dialog asking if he really wants to send the file despite the 550 error code.
If someone has some other alternative ideas, I'd also like to hear, like for example, a way to make files invisible to all simple users. I'm using the embedded FTP server of IIS in a Win2003R2 server because it was easy to set up and quick. I'm willing to change the FTP server if I could be assured that it fulfills all our requirements.
Any Windows version
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