Configuring the FTP Website Controls
IIS has been installed, an FTP site is automatically created for the directory
'c:\inetpub\ftproot.' Of course, this directory is currently empty. It is
also completely unsecured,
allowing anyone who enters ftp://(your IP address) in their browser or FTP
client to connect to your computer. Next step is to configure your new
Go to start\control panel and select the 'switch to
classic view' option in the upper left corner. From the classic control panel
window, select 'administrative tools,' then 'internet information
From here, expand '(local computer)' and 'FTP sites' until
you have 'default FTP site' in the left hand pane.
Right click on 'default FTP
site' and select rename if you would like it to be called something a bit
more catchy. After all, it's your site now.
right click on your site and select 'properties.'
This window is the life-blood
of your FTP site. Let's get familiar with it. The first tab, 'FTP site,' allows
you to rename the site, set the port through which users can connect (leave it
at 21 for now), set connection and logging information and view who is currently
connected to your FTP site.
connection section of this tab has two parts, the 'limited to:' box sets the
maximum amount of users that can connect to you FTP site at the same time. Note
that with XP Professional, the maximum is always 10
You can set this to less if you'd like.
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