Hey special ed - who is the directory owned by? ls -l will show you.. also, what group is it in? Lastly, find out what user CF is running as(do a ps -aux on linux or ps -efx(i think..) on solaris) and find the CF process'.. they're probably running as 'nobody', so you need to make your directory either owned by nobody( chown nobody /home/specialed/data ) with read/write perms( chmod 644 /home/specialed/data ) or give the nobody group(not user) read write permission ( chgrp nobody /home/specialed/data ) ( chmod 664 /home/specialed/data ) That should do the trick.. Shout if you have more questions :) .djc. walker wrote: > Hi all, > > Having another problem with CF on Unix. > > For some reason my upload utility won't work, and I think it is a > permissioning issue, as the file path which is fed to the cffile tag > works fine when I telnet to the machine.... > > the permissions of the directory I am trying to place files is > > drwxr-sr-x > > does this look right? I have no idea what account the CFServer is > running under, nor do I know what the 's' stands for- (I thought Unix > persmissions were only r,w,x) > > Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!