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I'm trying to create an ftp site on a win7 32bit box for backing up our
phone systems.

I can get the site created fine, but I cannot get any type of access to
download or upload files to the site, but I *do* get connected to it.

I'd like to set it for anonymous access, but if I can't get that to
work, I can deal with that.

Suggestions? (and not ones like get a real ftp server, etc, etc)

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Re: ftp site

On 11/20/2015 11:02 AM, Stevo wrote:
> I'm trying to create an ftp site on a win7 32bit box for backing up our
> phone systems.


You want to backup a phone system, presumably with things like PINs and
maybe voice message, over an insecure protocol like FTP?

> Suggestions? (and not ones like get a real ftp server, etc, etc)


Have you considered getting a real backup solution, or at least a target
for your files that uses some kind of security (SSL of some kind)?

By all means, use FTP with anonymous write access, but share the IP
address with us so we can benefit from it too. 😉

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ab sounds like they 'said':

> By all means, use FTP with anonymous write access, but share the IP
> address with us so we can benefit from it too. 😉


So my response to ab's comment is...

Well you'd have to get through our firewall before you can get to the
ftp server.

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Re: ftp site

On Fri, 20 Nov 2015 20:12:43 GMT, "Stevo" <steveSPAM@LESSccgov.net>
wrote:

>ab sounds like they 'said':
>
>> By all means, use FTP with anonymous write access, but share the IP
>> address with us so we can benefit from it too. 😉

>
>So my response to ab's comment is...
>
>Well you'd have to get through our firewall before you can get to the
>ftp server.


If you don't have to worry about users inside your firewall, then that
isn't a problem. I had to do somethiing similar at one point and I
used FileZilla. Might be less hassle than using the built-in Windows
ftp server. Otherwise, the only other suggestion I have is to double
check the firewall and all IIS settings.

Ken
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KeN Etter sounds like they 'said':

> If you don't have to worry about users inside your firewall, then that
> isn't a problem. I had to do somethiing similar at one point and I
> used FileZilla. Might be less hassle than using the built-in Windows
> ftp server. Otherwise, the only other suggestion I have is to double
> check the firewall and all IIS settings.
>
> Ken


So my response to KeN's comment is...

If you talked with my users......er users, you'd know I feel ok
about it. 😉

I did figure it out, I had to change the userid assumed when logging in
with an anonymous connection, seems to work now.

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On Fri, 20 Nov 2015 20:12:43 +0000, Stevo wrote:

> Well you'd have to get through our firewall before you can get to the
> ftp server.


Something to consider - the big data breaches in the past several years
all took place inside the firewall.

Jim

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Jim Henderson sounds like they 'said':

> Something to consider - the big data breaches in the past several
> years all took place inside the firewall.
>
> Jim


So my response to Jim's comment is...

The big argument we always get thrown back at us is, as a local
government, almost all of our data is public information anyway.

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On Fri, 20 Nov 2015 22:18:33 +0000, Stevo wrote:

> The big argument we always get thrown back at us is, as a local
> government, almost all of our data is public information anyway.


My inclination would be to ask them to share their e-mail password with
the public, then. 😉

Jim

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Jim Henderson sounds like they 'said':

> My inclination would be to ask them to share their e-mail password
> with the public, then. 😉
>
> Jim


So my response to Jim's comment is...

No kidding, they sure have no reservations whatever about typing in
their email address anywhere they go.

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On Fri, 20 Nov 2015 22:42:05 +0000, Stevo wrote:

> No kidding, they sure have no reservations whatever about typing in
> their email address anywhere they go.


🙂

Jim



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On 20/11/2015 18:02, Stevo wrote:
> I'm trying to create an ftp site on a win7 32bit box for backing up our
> phone systems.
>
> I can get the site created fine, but I cannot get any type of access to
> download or upload files to the site, but I *do* get connected to it.
>
> I'd like to set it for anonymous access, but if I can't get that to
> work, I can deal with that.
>
> Suggestions? (and not ones like get a real ftp server, etc, etc)


Get a real ftp server 😄

Seriously though, the built-in ftpd is pretty poor on windows 7, and
free alternatives (such as filezilla server and freesftpd) offer more
functionality (such as sftp or ftps, compression etc) with very little
hassle.

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Dave Howe sounds like they 'said':

> Seriously though, the built-in ftpd is pretty poor on windows 7, and
> free alternatives (such as filezilla server and freesftpd) offer more
> functionality (such as sftp or ftps, compression etc) with very little
> hassle.


So my response to Dave's comment is...

I got it working.

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