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IIS FTP 7 Provides Easy Virtual Host FTP

While it didn’t ship with Server 2008, Microsoft added a new FTP Server for the new version off IIS. Unfortunately it is not an SFTP server, at best supporting FTP/S. However the new authentication options still make it a winner. You can provide a…

While it didn’t ship with Server 2008, Microsoft added a new FTPServer for the new version off IIS. Unfortunately it is not an SFTPserver, at best supporting FTP/S. However the new authentication options stillmake it a winner. You can provide a virtual FTP host for each web site you host withIIS 7. Just remember to login with [siteFQDN]|[username]…like 

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The pipey notation tells the server which vhost you belong to. Not elegant. Just waybetter than it was previously.

Next I’m excited to play with provider-basedauthentication. Having a pluggable architecture for logging in makes this FTPserver really powerful.