Network Administration: Adjusting FTP Site Properties - dummies

Network Administration: Adjusting FTP Site Properties

You can change the properties for an FTP site by selecting the site in IIS Manager. This brings up a page with several icons that let you change various settings for the site.


The FTP Site Properties dialog box contains the following tabs that let you configure the properties of your FTP site:

  • FTP Authentication: Lets you enable or disable Anonymous and Basic authentication for the FTP site.

  • FTP Authorization: Lets you grant access rights to individual users, groups of users, anonymous users, or all users.

  • Current Sessions: Displays a list of users who are currently accessing the FTP site.

  • FTP Directory Browsing: Sets several options that determine how users can browse the data directories in the FTP site.

  • FTP Firewall Support: Sets several advanced options for working with firewalls. Best leave these settings alone unless you’re a firewall guru.

  • FTP IPv4 Address and Domain Restrictions: You can use this page to grant or deny access to users based on their IP addresses or domain names. This page is useful if you want to restrict access to a specific set of users.

  • FTP Logging: Lets you control logging for the site.


  • FTP Messages: Lets you create four customized messages that appear when users access the site.

    The four messages you can configure are:

    • The Banner message appears when a user first accesses the site, before he or she has logged on. If the site allows anonymous logons, you may mention that in the Banner message.

    • The Welcome message appears after the user has successfully logged on to your site.

    • The Exit message appears when the user leaves the site.

    • The Maximum Connections message appears when the connection limit has been exceeded.