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Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition: Covering 12.10 and 13.04, Eighth Edition by Matthew Helmke

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Controlling Anonymous Access

Toggling anonymous access features for your FTP server is done by editing the vsftpd.conf file and changing related entries to YES or NO in the file. Settings to control how the server works for anonymous logins include the following:

anonymous_enable—Disabled by default. Use a setting of YES and then restart the server to turn on anonymous access.

anon_mkdir_write_enable—Allows or disallows creating of new directories.

anon_other_write_enable—Allows or disallows deleting or renaming of files and directories.

anon_upload_enable—Controls whether anonymous users can upload files (also depends on the global write_enable setting). This is a potential security and liability hazard and should rarely be used; if ...

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