tab, 'home directory,' allows you to configure which directory (folder) in
your system will be accessed by the FTP site.
In the 'FTP site directory'
section, you can choose this directory, and designate whether connected users will have permission to
write to and/or read from the site, and whether their visits will be
Choose the directory
you wish to share files from, or leave it at the default and simply copy files
you wish to make available into the directory using explorer.
Setting up an FTP site with third-party
PCSTATS readers may be using XP Home or Windows 9x/ME which do not include IIS
and thus cannot be used to create FTP sites, we thought we'd run through
creating an FTP server using third-party software. In this case we've chosen the
popular Serv-U program by RhinoSoft.
We chose Serv-U because its personal edition is free for
non-commercial use, and it is quite easy to grasp for neophyte users. Serv-U
offers some additional security and flexibility over the IIS implementation of
FTP, at least with Windows XP. Let's look at setting it up...
have downloaded and
installed the software, start it up. The setup wizard will run. Press 'next'
three times to start the FTP server. You will be prompted for your IP address.
Leave it blank. Press 'next.'
You are asked to name your
'domain' (Serv-U's name for your FTP site). Choose whether you wish Serv-U to
start automatically when you boot Windows, or to start only when you run the
program from the desktop.