how up-to-date is http://wiki.g2.bx.psu.edu/Admin/Config/Upload%20via%20FTP?
I just set up a ProFTPd according to those directions, but had to change some things, especially regarding permissions of directories and files. I had to set
Umask 000 CreateHome on 755 dirmode 755
All files and directories are created by the user "nobody" the server runs as. However, the galaxy user needs to access those and also wants to delete files. So I had the make the directories readable to all and the files even writeable for all.
Is there a better way to do this? I tried running proftpd as the galaxy user, but the files still belonged to nobody. All my attempts to get the server to create files as the galaxy user or chown to galaxy failed.
Best regards, Sarah