FTP File Name Extensions

Use FTP File Name Extensions to define the list of file name extensions for which the FTP service will either allow or deny access. Configuring specific file name extensions allows Web server administrators to customize which file name extensions the FTP service will allow or deny, which you can use to tighten security on your server. For example, if you deny access to *.EXE and *.COM files, you can prevent Internet clients from uploading executable files to your Web server.

Note

The Edit FTP Request Filtering Settings dialog box allows you to specify whether unlisted file name extensions are allowed. You can fine-tune the file access restrictions for your server by specifying that unlisted file name extensions are not allowed, and using the FTP File Name Extensions feature to manually specify the list of file name extensions that are allowed on your server.

UI Element List

The following tables describe the UI elements that are available on the feature page and in the Actions pane.

Feature Page Elements

Element Name Description

File Extension

Displays the file name extension for which the FTP service will either allow or deny access.

Allowed

Displays the status of the file name extension, which will be either True if the file name extension is allowed, or False if the file name extension is denied.

Actions Pane Elements

Element Name Description

Allow File Name Extension

Opens the Allow File Name Extension dialog box for you to add a file name extension to the list of allowed file name extensions.

Deny File Name Extension

Opens the Deny File Name Extension dialog box for you to add a file name extension to the list of denied file name extensions.

Remove

Removes a file name extension, hidden segment, URL sequence, or command from the list.

Edit Feature Settings

Opens the Edit FTP Request Filtering Settings dialog box for you to configure general properties and FTP request limits.

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