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By Digital_DNA ·
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I need to set-up an SFTP server. I'm thinking of using WS-FTP Server. I currently have a AMD 950 Desktop PC 256mb sdram, 80GB 7200rpm hard drive, running Windows 2000 Professional.

I'm wondering how well this system will perform as an FTP Server (if at all). How many people can connect to this system at one time? Do I need to use a server Operating System? Should I use a file-server? Ideally, what hardware should I use to set-up a great ftp server?

I also need to give each customer access to specific individualized folders. Can I set-up permissions for each account so that when one customer logs-in they are only presented with the folders they are entitled to?

I really have no idea when it comes to networking hardware. If someone can offer any suggestions or perhaps a web-site where I can find information on setting up an FTP Server it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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by ewgny In reply to FTP Site

With windows 2000 Pro you are limited to 10 concurrent connections. You can set up user accounts and control folder access through NTFS permissions. Remember the when using FTP, passwords are sent in clear text. So if you use windows authentication for your FTP server, make sure that the user account only has access to the actual folder the account was set up to access. A FTP server is set up using internet services manager with win2kpro, and is not very hard to set up. If you need more conncurrent connections you would need to have 2000 server. OR you can use an earlier version of windows with 3rd party FTP server software and you won't have the 10 concurrent user restriction,
and may be more cost effective.

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by Digital_DNA In reply to FTP Site

So what you're saying is; even if I install third party server software (ws-ftp server) I will still be limited to the 10 user maximum because its Windows 2000 Pro and there is a 10 user maximum. I find it kind of confusing that I can have more then that if I install say windows 98 and use 3rd party FTP server software.

As to your comment "Passwords are sent in clear text", does that apply with SFTP as well? I thought all communication over SFTP was encrypted.

What about hardware? I'm sure ten connections will bog down the AMD 950 with 256Mb RAM. What would you recommend for say a 100 concurrent connections? If I'm going to invest in server's I'm probably going to go with a rack-mountable servers that can be expanded. I needlarge amounts of storage space as well.

Anybody?

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by acattr In reply to FTP Site

10 user connection limit is only for M$'s bullsh*t ftp server software and its other services. I user War FTP Daemon on an XP machine. its been free ever since I first used it a couple of years ago. I run it at my office. It will do everything that you want above.

http://tinyurl.com/5935

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by Digital_DNA In reply to FTP Site

Cool, so I can install third party ftp server software and not be limited to the Windows IIS 10 user maximum connections.

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