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jarred89
I am putting a ftp server on my home computer so people can upload there own photos to it though the browser i am using serv-u ftp program. Would this be a security risk to do and is it possible so they can only upload jpeg,gif,png files to it so they dont upload a virus to it.
n0obie4life
Moved to computer problems and support.

IMO, in the FTP program, there should be something to "limit" what they can upload.
dkill001
i do not think you can filter by file extension using serv-u...you would need an add-on like this http://www.technoblest.com/ftpservu/addons.htm#ServUTC.

yes there is a security risk, be sure to do your homework in this area.
KHO
You know png files can still be viruses, there was a hole in windows awhile back that made it so that a .png.exe was recognized as a .png and web servers would do the same, yet the file still acted as a .exe Neutral for anyone who hasn't patched this hole yet, they can still be infected, and your FTP may still accept a .png.exe as a .png Neutral so if l were you, l would limit to .jpg .jpeg and .gif Neutral this will help you avoid a little bit of trouble later on down the road Neutral
jarred89
ok thanks for the replys. ill just make it jpg,jpeg and gif. What would the security risk be if i was to do it?
jarred89
dkill001 wrote:
i do not think you can filter by file extension using serv-u...you would need an add-on like this http://www.technoblest.com/ftpservu/addons.htm#ServUTC.

yes there is a security risk, be sure to do your homework in this area.


The link doesnt work, Does anyone know of a FTP program where you can select only jpg, jpeg and gif files to be up uploaded and have users?
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