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My site offers the sharing of media files, and I was wondering if there was a module in ocPortal that allows personal uploads via the FTP Method. I remember once uploading multiple ZIP files that were a little over the server upload limit, and ocPortal uploaded them fine without giving me any problems. Sadly, my host won't increase the upload_max_filesize setting in php.ini, and I've tried using .HTACCESS to bypass this, but it returns 500 errors. If there isn't a way, does anyone recommend a script that uses the FTP Method for uploading files? I'm trying my best not to provide anonymous FTP support to members. :P

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Hi,

I think there's some misunderstanding here.

When ocPortal uses FTP, it connects the server to itself via an FTP connection. It does this to work around problems with permissions when writing directly. However, in this situation the FTP being used is perfectly normal server FTP.

ocPortal itself runs on top of the web server, so can't provide FTP services itself. So if you wanted to enable the ability for members to FTP stuff up, it would have to be using the normal FTP server, and they'd need to use a normal FTP program to do it.


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There are some web based ftp clients and if you want I can find you one.
I used a flash based one at one time but found smart ftp for windows and gftp for linux to run smother.
How ever I can still look for one if you want.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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I don't want an FTP client, because users will have access to the files on the server - I only want the uploading of files.

I would just give out Anonymous FTP details, but it's the fact that the permissions are set so users can upload, but cannot see that I don't care for - it's hard for them to see whether their item was uploaded or not, because they don't have the read permission.

I've been fooling around with permissions, but I cannot seem to set the correct permission to allow users to read, write, but not modify or delete. I know it's possible because I've had access to FTP servers that allow you to do such things.

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ah so you want a file manager.
I know I have seen a few of those too. Do you want your members to be able to upload any type of file?

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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No, I don't want a file manager either. :P

All I want is a simple web-based uploading script that uses the FTP Upload method rather than using PHP's. There are a number of uploading utilities, but not very many that use the FTP Upload method. :(

I've found a few Java Applet uploading utilities, but they weren't coded to give you the URL to the file after you've uploaded it. :/

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Yes I know of a file manager program that does that. At one time IPB was making some thing just for what you want but dropped the idea.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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