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Run program on FTP Server

Question by NetGuy | 2013-08-23 at 18:47

Is there a command to start an arbitrary application on an FTP server on the server side?

I want to pass the name of the application and some parameters via an FTP command and the program should be started on the server with the given parameters.

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Yes there is, the command you are looking for is called "SITE EXEC". Here's an example:

site exec tool.exe

But be careful: On most newer FTP servers, this command is disabled and if you switch it on, you are running into a big security risk because with this command, you can actually do anything on the server...
2013-08-25 at 23:52

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