Posted on 2007-07-24
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
I have the need to setup FTPS (FTP with SSL) on a server for one of my customers
After doing some research of how FTPS is handled I am having a difficult time understanding if this is possible on IIS6.  From what I have read it appears as though I need a 3rd party application to handle this.

Does anyone have any experience with setting up a FTPS on IIS6?  Can it be done native on IIS6 and if not what products do you recommend?  Also... I specifically am intending FTPS not SFTP.

Thank you.
Question by:Cappper
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    IIS 6.0 doesn't support FTP encryption.  (FTPS)  You will need to run a separate FTP server product.

    I can't recommend any because I don't use it, but here's a list of all FTP Servers and the ones that support FTPS are noted):


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    Correct, no dice with IIS6.

    We evaluated WS_FTP from IPSwitch:

    We REALLY liked the product, but in the end wound up not purchasing and going a different direction all together...

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