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Recommendations for a decent FTP server app for 2008

I need to set up a SFTP (SSH, not just FTP over SSL) capable FTP server, and an looking for a recommendation on a decent, yet "cost effective" (read: cheap as possible) package for a windows 2008 server.  Looked at WS_FTP, and Cerberus, and between the two,would choose Cerberus as its only around $500 vs. 1200 for WS.  

Before I buy it and a cert, I wanted to throw it out here.

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Not sure what your requirements are but if it is just basic ftp. try http://www.proftpd.org/ with mod_sftp.

http://www.proftpd.org/module_news.html has the mod_sftp news.
What's your Linux knowledge like?
I'd have thought that you could do that for free through Cygwin but it's not the easiest toolkit to use and configure!

Another option is to look at using a Thecus N4100EVO box, bung in 4 SATA disks, format, configure and you've got a RAID system on the network capable of handling Secure FTP and standard FTP:
See http://www.thecus.com/product.php?PROD_ID=57 - click on specs tab.

The 30 day free trial of Robo-FTP Server is super easy to get going in SFTP mode because it can generate its own SSH keys.

1. Download from here: http://www.robo-ftp.com/download/
2. Install the software then run the "Server Console" ... click thru the 30day eval stuff at the beginning.
3. Click the "Install" button to start it as a Windows Service under the default Network Service account
4. Click the "SFTP Server" menu, switch to Server Keys tab, create both keys then click "Apply" button
5. Switch back to "General Settings" tab, choose root folder then click "Start SFTP" button
6. Click the "Users" menu, click "New" button, type user name, select SFTP
7. Click "SFTP Logon Details" and set password and user's home folder then click "OK" then "Apply"

Now you have an SFTP server!   It is not free ($400) but it is not expensive for supported commercial software.  By supported, I mean you can open a ticket and get help from a real person instead of posting on a forum and hoping for a useful response.


Yeah, no linux boxes (or knowledge for that matter).  We decided to go with cerberus.  relatively cheap, ($399) and easy to config.  Thanks for the recommendations.  Splitting the pts.