Re: Cannot Delete Files From FTP Server

From: Karl Levinson [x y] mvp (
Date: 01/30/03

From: "Karl Levinson [x y] mvp" <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 16:55:45 -0500

I'm not sure the yahoo is 100% at fault. You should consider deleting the
posix subsystem and other hardening techniques. [Well, to be fair, this
wouldn't block the person from putting the files there, just making the
folder so hard to delete, but probably indicates that other things haven't
been done to secure the computer as well.]

For instructions as to how, search , or one of the hardening
documents below will contain it:

"Joel Janke" <> wrote in message
> Never mind...I was able to fix the problem.
> I was able to use DIR /X to find the 8.3 directory. Then
> I was able to use the RD /S command to remove the
> directory. DEL didn't work, but RD /S appears to have
> done the job.
> - Joel
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Some yahoo at one of my clients opened up their FTP
> Server
> >for full anonymous internet access with read/write
> >priviledges. The result now is that the IIS FTPROOT
> folder
> >is littered with hundreds of directories and and files
> >created by hacker type folk. Neither Windows Explorer or
> >the Command Line DEL command will allow me to delete
> these
> >files or directories. I even tried going into the
> Command
> >Line and doing a DIR /X command to get the
> file/directory
> >short names and then doing a DEL on the short name. The
> >DEL command completes without error, but unfortunately it
> >doesn't delete anything. I also tried doing a CHKDSK /F
> >to see if that would make the files deletable, but no
> >luck. Any ideas?
> >
> >.
> >

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