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FTP Server on XP

 3:46 am on Jun 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

Does anyone know a good free ftp server for windows xp?



 3:59 am on Jun 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

There are a number of those available... but all of them BEG good caution in setting up and securing. I'd look at the security issues first, then features.


 4:42 am on Jun 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

I would try filezilla.



 12:39 pm on Jun 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

That's what I use when I need to do some local FTP testing.

Also, depending on your Windows version, you may have FTP as part of the OS. In Windows XP Professional you go into the Control Panel > Add/Remove Windows Components > Internet Information Services (IIS) and choose Details. Inside that component you will find a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Service.

But personally, I would go with Filezilla.


 1:19 pm on Jun 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

Yeah I was using Filezilla, but it does not work properly (cannot read the directory). I've read on their forums and it seems the problem is more abundant within that community with some being able to fix it using different methods and some not being able to resolve. I tried a different ftp server (http://www.aclogic.com/), using the search feature on this site, and it does work, however it does not have a SFTP option in addition to some minor issues. Arg, I'm just so tired of trying to figure all this out!Coopster I do have XP pro, so I'll look into that later today.
Do you know anything about the apache ftpserver?


 1:33 pm on Jun 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

No, I use FileZilla on the only Windows development box I have for testing purposes. I have never had any issue reading/writing/deleting files and directories. You have to allow the user the appropriate permissions via the Filezilla Server Interface.

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