Issues setting up IIS FTP on Windows 2000 Server

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Punkrulz, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. Punkrulz

    Punkrulz Somewhat eXPerienced

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    Hey guys,

    I'm not the best when it comes to configuring FTP on a Windows machine. As far as I know I have done it right, but here's what happens.

    After making sure IIS was enabled, I went around tinkering in the management console. After setting the options as to how I wanted them, I finally made it so that I was able to FTP into it no problem. Now, I wanted to set it up so that we could have something in the FTP folder, and make it accessable... After I enabled anonymous logins, the link I had was accessable by me... but the weird thing was it was not allowed to be accessed by 2 of my friends.

    So I think what I'm asking here are, what are the exact steps to ensure a good FTP connection that can be used by whom I choose on the server? I read the directions for IIS, but they have tidbits here, scraps there of information... nothing clear cut.
     
  2. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

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    My ultimate suggestion, DON'T USE IIS! IIS is riddled with bugs, viruses, and on top of that, is feature-less. For web, I would use Apache. For FTP, I would use G6 or ServU.
     
  3. TheBlueRaja

    TheBlueRaja BR to Some

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    Make sure its not your firewall blocking incoming FTP connections.
     
  4. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    I would have to say go for Apache too... IIS is too troublesome
     
  5. Punkrulz

    Punkrulz Somewhat eXPerienced

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    Just to reiterate, the server is in fact not behind any sort of firewall... so that can't be the reason it's blocking connections, because if it was, then why would it have allowed me and only me to connect, whether I logged in, or if I'm anonymous?

    Also, we're not running web... not yet... but in any case, I don't know anything about G6 or ServU, so if you can explain them to me that would be wonderful. :)
     
  6. TheBlueRaja

    TheBlueRaja BR to Some

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    Because its on your local box and NOT through your firewalled connection.
     
  7. Punkrulz

    Punkrulz Somewhat eXPerienced

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    There is no firewalled connection! FTP resides on server in Virginia... I connect by WSFTP from home machine... no firewalls in between them.