windows 7 anonymous ftp

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I have a Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) with the FTP server running.  I ~think~ I have everything configured correctly for anonymous access, but my ftp sessions look like this:

C:\Users\user1>ftp user1-pc
Connected to user1-pc.
220 Microsoft FTP Service
User (user1-PC:(none)): anonymous
331 Anonymous access allowed, send identity (e-mail name) as password.
230 User logged in.
ftp> dir
530 Please login with USER and PASS.
530 Please login with USER and PASS.

It looks like I've been logged in (the anonymous and password are accepted) but then I am told to login with user and pass again?

The ftp folder in question has been set to give everyone and anonymous login full control.

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You should use FileZilla Server (FREE)  and run it.  Then port forward your firewall/router.

Use the Filezilla client to connect. Then your done.
I will allow for anonymous connections or you can set users names and passwords.


I would go with Mjyga1. I don't believe that Windows 7 will allow anything that is anonymous. I would have to see that one.

The solution was to explicitly set passive mode on the MFC to *OFF*


This *CAN* be done natively in Windows 7 Home Premium (and by extension Professional).  There is no need to install a 3rd party FTP server.

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