I would like to set up an FTP server, so that external users can upload/download files to and from us. I've never set up anything like this before, so was wondering on the best way...
We are running a Windows 2000 domain, behind a Cisco PIX 506E firewall. I was thinking of building a Windows 2003 Server (more secure than Windows 2000) and giving it a NAT'd address. The actual FTP functionality would come from a product such as SecureFTP Wrapper.
Is this a good way to go? Is Windows 2003 the right OS to put on the FTP server? There won't be a great deal of files exchanged, it's only every now and then that we'd actually need it (say once ever week or so). Also, it would need to be secure, so I'm against any anonomous access and would prefer encryption across the data channel.
Thx in advance.