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setting up ftp site on sbs 2003 environment.

Posted on 2005-05-16
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Last Modified: 2013-11-29
Someone please show me the steps to set up an ftp site on windows XP system. This system is part of SBS 2003.

Thank you.
Question by:Aiysha
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Here's a good guide:

You'll also need to forward port 21 if you're using an external firewall (explained in the document - page 9)

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Thank you sirbounty for the link. However, it does not explain how to set up username and password to the ftp site. How can make the ftp site password protected.

Thank you.
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When you configure the FTP server, you disallow anonymous user access.
You then would need to specify a local user account and password (via clear text) to get to the FTP server.
There's pros and cons for both.
I personally use the local user/password combo, as I don't want anonymous connections to my server.
The anonymous connection used the default IUSR account created when IIS is installed.
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sirbounty earned 2000 total points
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This should detail the steps to modify the user configuration:
Look under Configuring the FTP server..

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