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2005\08\12@062005 by Russell McMahon

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Anyone like to recommend a (preferably free) FTP server for Windows.
There are many out there. I'm more interested in ease of ownership
than features. If I can have both so much the better.
Being able to read and write files remotely is about the extent of my
spec. Anything else is icing.

WAR FTP sounds OK

       http://www.warftp.org/

One slight detraction is the site's repeated attempts to download
double-click tracking material not only when you access the page (as
many sites do) but at ongoing intervals. Spybot deals with that, but
it's annoying.

Any favourites, and why?
For HTTP I'm using Apache under WinXP-home at present and it's
excellent. ie it "just goes" as expected.

While I'm here, thoughts on a suitable (again preferably free) Windows
based POP3 server? Again, ease of ownership is the primary factor.
This would probably be get used behind a web based email system which
forwarded to POP3 to give me some security against local outages.



       Russell McMahon

2005\08\12@081029 by Gerhard Fiedler

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Russell McMahon wrote:

> Anyone like to recommend a (preferably free) FTP server for Windows.
> There are many out there. I'm more interested in ease of ownership
> than features. If I can have both so much the better.

If you have any Pro (2k or XP) version, try IIS... pretty easy, already
there, and if you're worried about security, FTP is not for you anyway. (I
don't want to get into a web/ftp server war here... but IIS is being used
successfully in large and safety-critical operations.)


> While I'm here, thoughts on a suitable (again preferably free) Windows
> based POP3 server? Again, ease of ownership is the primary factor.

You could try one of the Hamsters. Hamster is a news and email (pop3 and
smtp) server. It comes in two flavors: "Classic"
http://www.tglsoft.de/misc/hamster_en.htm and "Playground"
http://www.elbiah.de/hamster/index.htm. The differences between the
versions (both seem to be active) are subtle... I use the Playground
version as a local news server.

Gerhard

2005\08\12@081859 by Carey Fisher - NCS

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  > Anyone like to recommend a (preferably free) FTP server for Windows.
  > There are many out there. I'm more interested in ease of ownership
  > than features. If I can have both so much the better.
  > Being able to read and write files remotely is about the extent of my
  > spec. Anything else is icing.
  >
  > WAR FTP sounds OK
  >
  >         http://www.warftp.org/
  >
  > One slight detraction is the site's repeated attempts to download
  > double-click tracking material not only when you access the page (as
  > many sites do) but at ongoing intervals. Spybot deals with that, but
  > it's annoying.
  >
  > Any favourites, and why?
 
I really like WS_FTP from Ipswitch. ( http://www.ipswitch.com ).
I use the free version to upload files to our
website and it's super easy to use and flawless.
No spyware or any other malware.
Carey

2005\08\12@093411 by Tim N9PUZ

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Russell McMahon wrote:
> Anyone like to recommend a (preferably free) FTP server for Windows.
> There are many out there. I'm more interested in ease of ownership
> than features. If I can have both so much the better.
> Being able to read and write files remotely is about the extent of my
> spec. Anything else is icing.
>
> WAR FTP sounds OK
>
>        http://www.warftp.org/
>
> One slight detraction is the site's repeated attempts to download
> double-click tracking material not only when you access the page (as
> many sites do) but at ongoing intervals. Spybot deals with that, but
> it's annoying.

I used this one for about a year and it's fairly easy to setup and
seems to work well. In my case it was for a private site that was only
used by our family so I don't think there was ever more than one or
two connections at a time.

Ultimately the service was replaced on my PC by an older PC retasked
as a server running Linux with web, ftp, file server functions, etc.

Tim

2005\08\12@094818 by John Nall

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> Anyone like to recommend a (preferably free) FTP server for Windows.
Being able to read and write files remotely is about > the extent of my
spec. Anything else is icing.

I have very successfully used PSFTP which is part of a package of
several programs available at
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html.

The package is free, and a breeze to use (provided that you don't mind
using the command-line feature of Windows).  SFTP is highly recommended
over FTP for transferring files, because of  the security issue.

John



2005\08\12@131421 by Christopher Head

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Hi,
I agree with the few people who have suggested an SFTP instead of FTP
system. However, if you must use FTP, I've used GuildFTPD before without
seeming to run into any problems. It's free and has a graphical
configuration and monitoring system, and I think it runs even on older
Windowses (eg 98).

Chris
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2005\08\12@140133 by James Newtons Massmind

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I very much do NOT recommend war ftp.

Why?

- the code is closed source and written by ONE person not a company.

- Because the author is a self reported cracker, dissonant, and political
hotspot.

Other than that, it works just great, as far as I could tell when my company
made me use it anyway.

---
James.



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2005\08\13@001009 by Andrew Warren

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Russell McMahon <spam_OUTpiclistTakeThisOuTspamMIT.EDU> wrote:

> Anyone like to recommend a (preferably free) FTP server for Windows.

   I like Filezilla Server.  You can download it (and/or the Filezilla
   FTP client) from:

       http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla/

> While I'm here, thoughts on a suitable (again preferably free) Windows
> based POP3 server?

   Mercury Mail, by David Harris (author of the excellent Pegasus Mail
   client that I've been using for the last twelve years):

       http://www.pmail.com

   -Andy

=== Andrew Warren - .....fastfwdKILLspamspam@spam@ix.netcom.com

2005\08\15@080009 by Eduardo Garcia

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Hi Russel!
When you say about ftp server the first thing that come in my mind is
FileZilla! This FREE software can be found in sourceforge web site. I have
tried a lot of softwares and this is the best in my view!

Good Luck!


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2005\08\15@092511 by Gerhard Fiedler

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Russell McMahon wrote:

> Anyone like to recommend a (preferably free) FTP server for Windows.

I guess you are aware that ftp is a pain for firewall configuration --
either on the server side (passive ftp) or on the client side (active ftp).

Most ftp connections these days are probably passive, because of the easier
client configuration, and because in many connection configurations active
ftp just doesn't work. But it puts the burden of adequate handling of the
(almost) arbitrary connection ports for data connections on the server
side.

The easiest way around this is IMO a router that has a built-in VPN server.
Allows you to connect from a remote location to your local LAN, and most
firewall/safety issues are out of the way. You still can use an ftp server
then to transfer the files, but you don't have to worry so much about
firewall configuration, as the ftp traffic is protected by the VPN
connection.

Gerhard

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