troubleshooting Question

Best way to share files outside SBS Domain

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Microsoft IIS Web ServerWindows Server 2003SBS
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My ultimate goal is to have a folder where users on my domain can plop a large file that needs to be sent to a client and then email a link to download said file.  It can be assumed that the file is to large to email.

With that said I am aware of publishing a Sharepoint site to do this, however my general feeling is that might be more involved than I need to get.  

What I've done so far is made a folder and shared it.  Created a website in IIS with its home directory as the shared folder.  If I allow anonymous connections the site works great and users can see all the files in the directory via IE.  I worry that this is a bit insecure though and dont particularly like the idea of having files "out there" for anybody to see.

With that said,  I would like to provide a generic login (which the password will be periodically changed) that can be given to clients along with a link to restrict access to the folder to only authorized users.  Again, with security in mind I would like not to have to create a full blown user in AD/SBS because I really only need to provide authentication to this single website.  

What would be the best way of going about this?

I am looking for the best combination of security and simplicity.  If Sharepoint really is the best way to do this please feel free to explain why.  
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