ftp server

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Hi,

lately, our ftp server is having some issues. how do i test our ftp server for issues? is there any error logs for incoming and outgoing connections?

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Commented:
What type of FTP server is it? Windows/Filezilla/CoreFTP??
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In default IIS FTP logs are here:

%SystemDrive%\inetpub\logs\LogFiles\MSFTPSVC1

for example
C:\WINDOWS\System32\LogFiles\MSFTPSVC1

If You want more detailed logs, please read the info from here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313437

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How to test it:
1.  Select a user account to use for testing.  You may wish to create a new one for this purpose.
2. Get a laptop.
3. Install an FTP client that can do both active and passive mode data channels.  The built-in command line ftp.exe can't do it.  Filezilla is fine for this test.
4. Verify you can connect to the account and send a file using both active and passive mode while connected to the office network.  
5. Take the laptop to a coffee shop with free Wifi or use the mobile hotspot on your phone to get an "external" internet connection.
6. Verify you can connect and send files on the external connection.

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