Hidden server

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Gouk, May 17, 2002.

  1. Gouk

    Gouk Guest

    How can I setup a hidden server with username and pass which does not reside in the system tray or isnt shown as a process?

    No I am not talking about viruses like NetBus :)

    I need to know because I always set-up a server on my PC so I can access my files from other places but my brother always messes with the FTP and its p!$$!ng me off :mad:

    Can anyone help?
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    The only thing you could do is pop in your XP cd, goto install additional windows components, and you will find the components for FTP, and IIS and such. then you can use the FTP service to run a FTP server in the background at all times, but ya gotta use the command line to set it up so it's kind of a pain.
  3. open_source

    open_source Guest

    You do not have to use command line to set up ftp in IIS. You can do it all from the mmc plugin.
  4. crono_logical

    crono_logical Bird Eater

    Other thing you could try is create a new user account with a password only you know, start the srever running under that account, then Switch users back to the normal account which I assume you share with your brother. The server will still be running under the new accuont but not visible in the normal one.
  5. Gouk

    Gouk Guest

    Thats what I'm gonna do.

    i'm gonna create him a seperate account with all sorts of restrictions in place coz ME AM ADMIN MUHAHAHA :p
  6. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    Good point. I forgot about that, I usually don't use the mmc plugins when settings up stuff like ftp and performance counters cause it just seems not as full featured. If not for the fact that there were still some uses for the command line in windows all those windows "advanced" books they have for sale would be worthless heheh