[thelist] "Securing" a writable CSV file

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Thu Feb 21 06:03:53 CST 2008

On 21 Feb 2008, at 10:51, Dave Stevens wrote:

> This is all fine and is working as planned, but there is a further
> requirement that the CSV file should not be accessible to anyone other
> than via FTP.
> This has presented a problem for me as I've no idea how I can make it
> writable by an asp page on the server but not accessible by entering
> it's path in a web browser.


Assuming the space is setup with the webspace set up as a subdir of  
your home directory (which is entirely accessible via FTP), then it's  
fairly easy: write the CSV outwith the webspace dir.


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