This contribution for smeserver adds a web frontend which provides FTP connection with your SME server based upon the php GNU GPL application phpwebftp.
You can access your SME server FTP panel with your browser at url https://myserver.mydomain/webftp/
Access to the FTP frontend is only possible via https (http requests are redirected as https requests). You must provide your SME login and password.
Two params can be set in the webftp record of the SME configuration db :
MaxFilesSize nnnnnn : sets the maximum size in bytes of transferred files (default is 20000000)
ResumeDownload true|false : to enable/disable resuming of transferred files (default is true)
config setprop ftp status enabled LoginAccess private access private signal-event remoteaccess-update
This contrib is held in smecontribs repository, so the following commands will install on your smeserver.
yum install --enablerepo=smecontribs smeserver-phpwebftp
You will then need to activate the database changes etc. The 'official' way is to perform
signal-event post-upgrade; signal-event reboot
expand-template /home/httpd/html/webftp/config.inc.php expand-template /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf service httpd-e-smith restart
yum remove smeserver-phpwebftp
thanks to config setprop webftp **** you will be able to change some options:
config show webftp webftp=configuration ForceFtpVirtualLocalhost=yes MaxFileSize=20000000 ResumeDownload=true status=enabled
ForceFtpVirtualLocalhost default yes
config setprop webftp ForceFtpVirtualLocalhost yes
yes: will override DefaultRoot directive defined for each users
no : will allow ftp connection as if an external ftp client were used: with respect to DefaultRoot directive
MaxFileSize default 20000000
config setprop webftp MaxFileSize 20000000
max size in octets you will allow to transfer thanks to php web ftp . Be carrefull you are also limited to PHP PostMaxSize and UploadMaxFilesize directives.
ResumeDownload default true
config setprop webftp ResumeDownload true
true: allow resume download false: do not allow resuming
status default enabled
config setprop webftp status enabled
enabled: allow php webftp to work
disabled : prevents access to phpwebftp
Chroot of users
you can chroot users in their home if you do not want they can see folder they don't own. For that you can install the remote-user-access contribs
see Remoteuseraccess#Global_Settings if the contribs is already installed
You can globally set FTP chroot with the following
You can chroot all users to their home directory with the command.
config setprop ftp ChrootDir home
to return to default settings of /home/e-smith/files/
config delprop ftp ChrootDir
known problems and bugs =
after installation : "Invalid language entered. Exiting script error when trying to connect".
The source for this contrib can be found in the smeserver CVS .
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Only released version in smecontrib are listed here.