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image upload script via ftp or 'traditional'

am looking for best way



3:28 am on Apr 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Here goes:
In the past I've made upload scripts, where I've used the 'traditional' move_uploaded_file command which included CHMOdding stuff.
But recently (for bigger files) I've managed to write a php ftp script (which i personally liked better)

My current assignment requires an image upload script (reasonably small files, under 100Kb), but I'm not sure which is the best way to upload those.

I keep reading about chmodding 777 being a security issue, but opening an ftp transfer for 1 single tiny file would seem overdone imo, also since ftp is not always as smooth going at our host, especially if several people would upload at the same time I assume...

If anyone has any experience / information on the subject I would appreciate some advice.
Many thanks in advance


5:41 am on Apr 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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You could try Chmod settings of 470 or 677, which cut out access by anything but your script. The security settings are tighter than 777.



4:05 pm on Apr 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Many thanks :)
470 works like a charm, to be honoust I've never really understood the CHmod levels, I'll have a better look at that some time soon.


6:24 pm on Apr 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hmm, i spoke too soon, 470 sisnt show up the image on the site.
677 works ok though, on a sidenote I read some stuff on CHmod, but i still don't get it :(

[edited by: StickeR at 6:25 pm (utc) on April 1, 2007]


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