Re: [Emerald] Serv-U

Josh Hillman ( (no email) )
Wed, 5 Jan 2000 15:13:01 -0500

From: PowerNet <>
>I am a little confused on running multiple ftp programs.
>Do I then need to make changes to DNS?

I guess that depends on how you have things set.
Our anonymous FTP is ( and is handled by IIS4.
Our users' FTP is (or, if they have a
virtually hosted domain) and that's This is handled by
Serv-U. The other two FTP services we have (IIS4) are associated with
different DNS names and IPs and are used by a few people internally for a
couple of our websites. So, in our case, our DNS settings are like: A A CNAME CNAME

>If I have a customer that has a www hosted on the same server and I want
them to be able to use the MS Frontpage publish feature, how do I set that
up and how does it work?

If you're using FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions, this is set up via the
Internet Service Manager on the server itself. I'm guessing there's a way
to set these up via ISM on a workstation, though I can't figure out how to
get the FP Extensions "snap-in" installed on anything but the server itself.
Anyway, using the ISM on the server, right-click on whatever "web" needs FP
extensions installed on it and choose "Task --> Configure Server
Extensions". From there, I don't remember the details. I found the info on
this at one of the following URLs:

>Also, you are saying that to eliminate having serveral empty folders you do
not have emerald set up a directory for every user. How? I just went
through that with IEA not too long ago and it supposedly will create a dir
for every new user.

In Emerald Admin (Client / FTP), I have "Default Dir" set to nothing and
"Size Limit" set to 5. That way, user directories are never created UNLESS
someone manually types in "\\server\users\username" or
"\\server\domains\domainname" for the individual service.


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On 1/5/00, at 12:20 PM, Josh Hillman wrote:

>From: PowerNet <>
>>We just started using Serv-U authenticating against the Emerald database.
>>We are running IIS4 Web Server and used to run FTP as well.
>>I am having some users complaining about being able to upload their pages.
>Most have www addresses and some have disk quotas other than what Emerald
>has set for default.
>>I need to know:
>>1. how to change disk quotas for specific users?
>Emerald 2.5.322 (and maybe .320) now display the directory limits ("Size
>Limit") in each service, measured in kB. In other words, if the user
>have 10 megs, enter in 10240, for 5 megs enter 5120. I see a bunch of
>ones in our system, but I think that's because there's no "Directory"
>for those people. We only set them up if requested--that way we don't have
>thousands of empty directories all over the place.
>If you want to see what all of your active quotas are presently set for
>(along with some other info), run the following script (note that the quota
>is shown in MB rather than kB):
>select Login, HomeDir, HomeDirLimit=homedirlimit/1024
>from subaccounts sa, masteraccounts ma
>where ma.customerid=sa.customerid
>and homedir != ''
>and login != null
>select shell, homedir, homedirlimit=homedirlimit/1024
>from subaccounts sa, masteraccounts ma
>where ma.customerid=sa.customerid
>and homedir != ''
>and shell != null
>order by homedir
>>2. how to set up specific emerald users, to be able to access multiple
>directories with the same user name and password?
>To my knowledge, there's no way of doing this. I guess the thinking would
>be, "ok, you're logged in; how am I (the FTP server) supposed to know which
>directory to put you in if you have multiple options?". If you make those
>various directories subdirectories of something else (called "parent" for
>example), you could direct the user to that directory and from there, they
>could access the subdirectories. We have one customer that does something
>like this. The instructor wants to be able to get into all of the
>directories, but each student should only have access to his/her directory.
>So, it's set up like this:
> teacher --> \\server\users\parentdirectoryname
> student --> \\server\users\studentdirectoryname
>On the web, each student's directory would be referenced as
> http://users.servername/parentdirectoryname/studentdirectoryname
>whereas most of our users (excluding domains) would be referenced like
> \\server\users\username (http://users.servername/username)
>>3. How will serv-u affect MS Frontpage Extensions and directory
>There's no relationship between them. FrontPage Extensions use HTTP to
>interact with the site for modifications. By allowing FTP access into one
>of these areas, you're simply offering the customer an alternative way of
>making changes in case they don't feel like using FrontPage to do it at
>Serv-U FTP works fine in conjunction with IIS4 FTP, so long as each service
>doesn't have conflicting IPs/ports. We have 3 (1 anonymous and 2 internal)
>IIS FTP services running on our webserver along with Serv-U (for all of our
>users). Each service has specific IPs assigned to them so that they don't
>interfere with eachother. I wrote up some info on this:
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