Newbie needs advice on setting up FTP server
Posted on 2006-07-09
I am trying to get some advice on setting an FTP server for my office. We have a Win2000 server, with a Netgear FVS 318 router.
I would like to have an FTP server for the following reasons:
A) Allow the company employees (5 total) to access our server from anywhere and d/l or u/l large files,
B) allow our clients same as above, except they can only u/l and/or d/l to their specfic folder
C) allow our vendors same as "B" above,
I envision that for A, there would be full read/write access to the server, but for B and C, it would be folder specific to the logged in user.
Here are my questions:
1 - What software is required to setup FTP?
2 - What are the security issues?
3 - Is it possible to setup the FTP so that only certain individuals can see ALL the contents of the server, and then allow others Folder specific access?
My boss is very leary about FTP, and I have to convince him that it is safe, if it is configured properly.
He insists on using Go To My PC, which is fine, except not everyone has (or wants) GoToMyPC.
One last thing. If it will help the situation, we have been talking about upgrading to Win2003 server. Is that something you would also recomend?
Thanks in advance for your replies.