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Old 07-07-2001, 10:11 PM   #1
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Unhappy ASP FileSystemObject & directory permissions

Maybe one of you can help me...

I'm trying to use the FileSystemObject in ASP, and I can do so with no problem in development.

On my actual server, I get the expected permissions error because I'm trying to create a file in a directory that the Internet Guest Account does not have write access to. So, I'm kind of lacking when it comes to actual Windows 2000 knowledge, so my question is: If I enable write access to a publicly accessible web directory for the Internet Guest Account, this doesn't mean that anybody can come along and just drop files into this directory somehow, right? It just means that any scripts that I may have that creates files in that directory will be able to create/write in that directory...right? Or am I way off? http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

I just want to be sure I know what I'm doing before I put a major security hole onto my site.
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Old 07-11-2001, 04:12 AM   #2
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You are right.

Just make the directory writable for the IUSR_servername account. There is no security risk involved. Actually, it's the only way to make filesystemobject work http://geekvillage.com/ubb/wink.gif
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