URL File Access

Need to know how to make files available via a URL on the web.
there would be a folder that has a number of pictures in it.
Will send a CSV file to eBay that has a URL that point to each picture file.

Need to know how to make a windows folder accessible via the web so that eBays file exchange can access and upload the pictures.
Given that we use windows, assume this would be done with FTP. or IIS.
Do not believe I will have a problem port forwarding to an internal address with our Sonicwall.  We have static IPs.

Appreciate recommendations on how to go about doing this.
Thanks
kbettencourtAsked:
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Wayne88Commented:
Can you use cloud service like DropBox or OneDrive or GoogleDrive?  If so, it can simplify the process.
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kbettencourtAuthor Commented:
Anything external will complicate it in other ways.
We do have accounts on all.  Could be a fallback if there is not other good way.

How would it work with onedrive?
Thx
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Dan McFaddenSystems EngineerCommented:
All you have to do is create a directory (folder) on an active web site, drop the files in it and they will be available.  As long as that IIS server can be accessed via the Internet.

In IIS Manager, if your active site has it content located at:  C:\inetpub\wwwroot\website01, do the following:

1. in Explorer, navigate to the path above
2. create a new folder under the folder "website01"
2a. I suggest creating a unique random folder name.  Use a string generator like https://www.random.org/strings/
2b. set the characters to max (20)
2c. enable all check boxes for "Which characters are allowed to occur in the strings?"
2d. name the folder as 1 of the generated strings
3. copy the necessary files into the newly created folder
4. verify that the files can be accessed using a browser

For example, if your website URL is "http://www.mydomain.ext" and you generated a random string of "1dMOi0j5GbyKFKaGzZAl" and you have a file in this folder named "image001.jpg" then the URL to the file would be:

http://www.mydomain.ext/1dMOi0j5GbyKFKaGzZAl/image001.jpg

Dan

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kbettencourtAuthor Commented:
This was the answer.  Ended up buying a Synology NAS and did it with that.
Did not need much configuration and use 2 of of these NAS boxes, you can mirror this shared directory easily.
Thanks
Karl
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