Please upgrade to 2.3 here.
The 2.2 and earlier branches are no longer being updated.
FileUpload Folder Permissions
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I've recently added the FileUpload plugin and through testing noticed that uploads are not accessible by forum users. The forum users have the upload and download role permissions set, however the actual folder permissions aren't being set for web users to access the content (e.g., 777).
If I go back in and adjust the permissions on the new folder(s)/file(s) manually via chmod the items (and thumbnails) show up just fine. New uploads don't appear to be getting those permissions though.
I'm still getting up to speed on PHP, but I took a look at the class.fileupload.plugin.php file and the placemedia function appears to use mkdir with 777 permissions. So it must be something with my server setup...
I'm running Vanilla 220.127.116.11 with FileUpload 1.5.2 on a (hosted) linux server. The files are getting new file names generated. Also, $Configuration['Garden']['RewriteUrls'] = TRUE;