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What is the best way to host multiple ftp sites on one 2003 server (if it's possible)?  I have a single public ip with an ftp site already set up.  where people connect to it by ftp://mail.domain.com.  Can I make a virtual directory that will remain seperate such as ftp://mail.domain.com/newftp?
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I have multiple sites on my FTP server.  You can create multiple virtual directories under one FTP site.  You can access the separate virtual directories by going to ftp://mail.domain/com/virtual-directory-name.  Obviously making sure the user account used to connect has permissions on the actual data folder.  That's the easy way.

I have mine set up so that our customers can go to ftp://ourdomain.com.  They're presented with a logon box.  When they log in, they are taken directly to their folder without the need to enter /virtual-directory-name.  This is a bit more of a pain to set up.  To set it up this way....

Create a folder on your data drive, for example D:\FTP SITES.
In the FTP SITES folder, create multiple subfolders with the name of the user/customer.
Create a local account on the FTP server ensuring the username is the same as their foldername.
Under the default FTP site (or another ftp site if required), create a virtual directory and point it to the user's folder.  Make sure the virtual directory name is the same as the folder name (and same as the user name).  When the user goes to ftp://yourdomain.com and logs on, he'll be taken directly to his folder.
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I forgot to mention... when you create the folder in the FTP SITES folder, configure the permissions so that only the local user account (and the local admins group if required) has permission to access the folder.
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