I just want to echo what Hans is suggesting here. Using PHP to insert a username and password into a DB like MySQL and having you system stuff read passwords from there instead of the local FS is a really nice idea. The cool thing is most Unix daemons have some sort of hook in them to read user authentication from a DB rather than /etc/passwd. Apache, Proftpd, Postfix, POP3 servers, most IMAP packages and a ton of other things can all do this.. And they do it for a reason, its a good idea ;) .djc. On Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at 04:49 PM, Hans Zaunere wrote: > > Another option, which may be better, is to use ProFTPd's external > authentication abilities, ie to MySQL. If you're using PAM, you can > setup a system that completely authenticates to an external source (you > can do without, however it's not that easy).