Setting Up FTP Server with IIS

This section provides a tutorial example of how to set up a FTP server with IIS (Internet Information Server).

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) - An Internet protocol that allows users to transfer files from and to remote computers.

If you have IIS (Internet Information Services) installed on your computer, you can set up your computer as a FTP server. Here is how:

1. Run Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Internet Information Services.

2. Expand the "local computer" entry and the "FTP Sites" folder, you will see the "Default FTP Site" service.

3. Right mouse click on the "Default FTP Site", and select Properties. The properties dialog box shows up.

4. Click on all the tabs. You will see all the settings. Some of them are important to know:

5. Right mouse click on the "Default FTP Site", and select Start. Your FTP server should be running now.

6. Test your FTP server, run the commands in a command window:

>ftp localhost
Connected to localhost.
220 Microsoft FTP Service
User (localhost:(none)): anonymous
331 Anonymous access allowed, send identity (e-mail name) as password.
Password: me@herongyang.com
230 Anonymous user logged in.
ftp> dir
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls.
226 Transfer complete.
ftp> quit
221

Congratulations, you have created a working anonymous FTP server!

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

FTP Server, Client and Commands

Setting Up FTP Server with IIS

 FTP Command Line Client Program

 Downloading Files with FTP Commands

 Checking FTP Server Log File

 Uploading Files to FTP Servers

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version