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I understand that FTPS is actually ftp working on SSL. I was wondering whether this will be a good option to upload and download file than using VPN. However, i have no ntentions of going to a commercial CA. I am using SBS2003. they have this feature that helps you create some cert.txt to be sent to CA for some verification? I am not too sure. Was hoping someone can help in providing pointers in using that to create my own certificate.
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If you're on Win2k or Win2k3 you can install your own Certificate Server for free. With it you can make your own certificates that are as good as anyones for internal use. If you're having external (unknown) people contacting you and you're providing your own certificate they will be presented with a warning as the issuer (you) is not in their list of trusted CA's. It will still work if they agree to trust you though ....

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Peter
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could you kindly provide some simple steps to setting it up? thanx!
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Just go to Microsoft and search for Certificate Server, You'll find plenty of info there.
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Internet Information Services , even version 6.0 on windows 2003 server for example, does NOT support SSL on its FTP server.. if u are planning to crypt the FTP traffic, u have to use a non-microsoft FTP server that supports SSL

Install Certification Authority (C.A) on your windows server
request a certificate for 'server authentification' on your C.A
and look into the FTP server how u can use it

hope it clarify you
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