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Creating an FTP site from scratch vs Sharepoint website

Posted on 2006-06-07
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I am trying set up an FTP site for our company.  I would like for it to have multiple uses but the main one being that they can log in and download schedules, reports, and financials.  We are a Electrical Contract company and the people that would be logging in are Superintendents at various locations across the country.  Some have dial up and some have broadband.

Baisically as I see it now I will create a folder somewhere on the network that the engineers and project managers can place documents in and then have the Supers login and download or look at the document.  We have Sharepoint as well but I have never configured it, I can create different webpages for sharepoint but I can't access it from outside the network. (That may need to go into the Sharepoint area)

Thinking about it Sharepoint might be the way to go but what does someone with FTP experience feel like.

Question by:Goofdru
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dnojcd earned 500 total points
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You didnt give the  info what kind of server you have there, the following is an article for installing FTp in wodnows 2000 server. the setup is same for 2003 server also.Apart for what it is given in the article what u have to do is securing the FTP server with authentication
hope you have login usernames for all you ftp users.If you want the each user should have his own directory that can be also configured.If you have a windows 2003 server the user isolation is easy during the setup itself.

Or if you dont have any free weindows servrs you can go for a freeware ftp server like filezila which is easy to maintain and use.

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