Setting Up FTP Server with IIS


Setting Up FTP Server with IIS

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FTP (File Transfer Protocol) - An Internet protocol that allows users to transfer files from and to remote computers.
If you have IIS (Internet Information Services) installed on your computer, you can set up your computer as a FTP server. Here is how:
1. Run Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Internet Information Services.
2. Expand the "local computer" entry and the "FTP Sites" folder, you will see the "Default FTP Site" service.
3. Right mouse click on the "Default FTP Site", and select Properties. The properties dialog box shows up.
4. Click on all the tabs. You will see all the settings. Some of them are important to know:
* Port: 21
* Enable Logging: checked
* Log File Directory: C:\WINDOWS\System32\LogFiles
* Log File Name: msftpsvc1\exyymmdd.log
* Allow Anonymous Connections: checked
* FTP Site Directory Local Path: c:\inetpub\ftproot

5. Right mouse click on the "Default FTP Site", and select Start. Your FTP server should be running now.
6. Test your FTP server, run the commands in a command window:
>ftp localhost
Connected to localhost.
220 Microsoft FTP Service
User (localhost:(none)): anonymous
331 Anonymous access allowed, send identity (e-mail name) as password.
Password: gg
230 Anonymous user logged in.
ftp> dir
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls.
226 Transfer complete.
ftp> quit

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