Secure FTP

Posted on 2006-06-01
Last Modified: 2013-12-04

Is there a way to set up secure FTP?  thx
Question by:mcrmg
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    Hi mcrmg,

    are you wanting to spend dollars or use IIS for ftp?
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    Yes, windows has a free one internally, called IIS as listed above.  There are several free ftp applications that are much easier to manage when you have many many accounts on the sFTP, IIS requires you to manage and update accounts individually.  The windows help file details how to set up and ftp.
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    If by secure you mean, using SSL/SSH, then you'll want to look at non-Microsoft options.
    Here's one that has a free personal edition:

    There are many others, most you have to buy, some might be free.

    If you are asking about restricting access to specific folders and files, and protecting the open ports, then see:


    Author Comment

    I am looking for SSL type of security and restricting access to specific folders ....

    I am using IIS

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    See if these will suffice for what you might need.

    This contains a list of free FTP services

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