Updates: June 2004

June 27, 2004
Running a FTP server from home on DSL or Cable modem can be difficult.  The reason is that most FTP servers are written for computers that are directly connected to the Internet, while most people who run FTP servers from home, do so from behind a router.  It is a bit more complicated to run a FTP server from behind a router, but follow along and you'll have one up in no time.

I would strongly advise you not to use IIS for a FTP server for several reasons.  First of all, IIS doesn't have enough settings to run a FTP server from behind most routers.  The resulting FTP server may have spotty connections.  Second, IIS FTP server is highly targeted by hackers out there.  The reason is that there are a ton of people out there who have IIS installed (knowingly or unknowingly) and most of these are unsecured.  It's a popular target.  By using a 3rd party FTP software, it is less likely to be exploited.

This Step-by-Step guide here shows you how to setup a FTP Server: