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    setting up a ftp server

    hello

    what would i need to set up a private ftp server , ,i have a netgear cable /dsl modem with firewall the computer i want to use is a 2.4 pentium four prescott cpu , asus m/b 160 gig maxtor 133 ultra ata , norton sysworks 2003 windows xp home sp2 , *** ou need anymore info send me a private message, i just want to know what the best ftp server/client software is and any other tips yall can think of ,i searched before i wrote htis and saw one other post but this one has broader questions than that one provided and i hope htis is the right catagory to post htis

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    Whoa, you want too make an XP HE machine an FTP server? Ummmm,.....Damn.

    Search Google for Bullet Proof FTP client, it should come with a trial edition of the server too. You may want too go too a Minister and get some Holy Water.

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    gore I'm running an XP machine as a ftp server without problems (so far)

    am using Filezilla server and DirectUpdate to take care of the updating of my DynDNS (on adsl so IP tends to change every now & again if i disconnect for too long)

    http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/ <- filezilla
    http://www.dyndns.org/comtransition/ <- incase you dont have a static ip addy

    v_Ln

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    thank you for your input gore and valhallen , im gonna use it to strickly share music with my friends ,so not too concerned with people coming on it and causing trouble ,ty again,if i come accross anything intresting with me running windows with this ,ill lety ou know

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    I use Cerberus and have used it for about 2-3 weeks without reboot... very good, free, and easy control and setup...

    And I don't see anything wrong with running an FTP server off Windows.... since I run one probably. =P

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    slimftpd

    www.whitsoftdev.com

    use it for my personal ftp server...VERY small
    but you have to edit the config file by hand....which is sometimes better
    and it is really easy to use

    download, unpack, run the service tool, edit the config file, and either reboot or start the server

    il give you an example of the section where you as a user to help you out


    <user "hex">
    password "antionline"
    mount C:\ftp /
    allow / read list
    deny / write
    </user>

    simple eh?

    good luck
    work it harder, make it better, do it faster, makes us stronger

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    If you are worried about someone trying to come into the FTP site, and you probably should be, you could always set your firewall to port forward another port on the outside to port 21 on the inside. Its not the best solution but every little bit helps

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    Gore: You surprise me..... Properly configured, secured and patched and you can run any public service you like on XP.
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    Thanks gore. I was looking for something like DynDNS. Never came across it before though. On and ADSL myself, and the IP is forced to change every 20 or so hours. This should do perfectly cos i want to host my website off my own PC =) (not my everyday use PC, but a box that I want to use for this specifially. w00t apache!)
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    ummm the name is v_Ln (or valhallen) and your welcome

    lol

    v_Ln

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