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How to set up an FTP site for a second domain?

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Hi, I need to set up an FTP site for one of my domains soon. But I have no clue how. I tried but I got an error saying there already was an FTP site running on that IP or something.

I know how to configure web sites for domains. All my domains are on the same IP but using web sites I can direct it properly by the header ( I think that's what it was)

But I am stumped how to create an ftp site for my second domain.

Please explain all the steps involved (including setting up user accounts properly for it) because that always confused me also.

I just need to be able to set it up so that web page developers of the second domain can upload to that domain's site. But cannot access the files of other domains.
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Hi ycomp,

We're going to need to know what FTP server software are you using :-)
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Sorry, me being stupid - didn't notice you'd posted in the Windows Server 2003 TA!

FTP doesn't support "host headers" in the same way that HTTP does, so you're going to need to use either seperate IP addresses or seperate port numbers for each FTP server.

This link http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/standard/proddocs/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/standard/proddocs/en-us/wsa_ftp_createmultsite.asp should explain how to set it up.

Does that help?
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ycomp:
You also asked about setting up user accounts.

You would use "basic authentication" for this, and you can find out how to do this at http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/standard/proddocs/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/standard/proddocs/en-us/sec_auth_ftpbasicauth.asp

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by:ycomp
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thanks... I understand better now. But now I have a major problem.

I'm used to Windows 2000 Server. This 2003 has a weird dialog.

I'm trying to add a user to the Security tab of the folder so that the user can access that folder from the FTP Site.

But it has a weird "Select Users, Computers, Groups" dialog.

Everytime I click on something it says "Enter Network Password". "Enter the name and password of an account with permissions for hosting.innerhost.com" I guess this is my ISP that hosts my dedicated server?

My log in password that I logged into through terminal services doesn't work. Should I contact the ISP to find out what is going on ? (I'd rather not though, it takes them days sometimes even to respond)

All I want to do is to assign a user to the folder so he can log into the ftp site? How do I do this easily?

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ycomp,
Sorry for taking so long to get back to you.

When you want to grant a user access to the FTP site, that user must be known to the machine.
Are you able to create local user accounts on the machine?  You should be able to select the server itself as the domain in the above dialog, and see your local users.

If you're not able to add local user accounts I think you'll need to speak to the techies at the ISP.
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ok thanks... I think it's some ISP problem then. I don't know why though since I have a dedicated server. I'm supposed to have full control. Ever since they bought out my original provider I've had problems :(
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ycomp,
I suggest that you speak to your ISP for advice on this one.  I don't know how they'll have set up local admin rights....
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sorry... forgot to close the question
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Thanks - good luck with the ISP :-)
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