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configuring Apache as an FTP server

Posted on 2003-03-12
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Last Modified: 2010-03-04
I'm running Apache 2.0 on a WinXP Pro machine,and I need to configure it as an FTP server.Does anyone know how to do this?
Question by:vkotor
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apache is a web server, and cannot (by default) work as ftp server.

You could emulate some ftp capability, but you would need to use web client to browse the files (and not ftp client).


Author Comment

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yeah,that's fine,all I want is to be able to access the files through,say,IE.but I need to know how to emulate tha t ftp capability you're talking about.
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samri earned 300 total points
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For example, you had your stuff in c:\software and you need to let other to visit your site, and download things.

You would need to have the following config in your httpd.conf
Alias /software/ "C:/Software/"

<Directory "C:/Software/">
    Options Indexes MultiViews
    AllowOverride None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

And restart apache.

People can browse to http://www.youserver/software/ and they will be presented with a directory listing.

Give it a shot.

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