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Howdy,

So i've been utilizing my hdd's, massively xfering data to organize them, this there, that subject here, this concept there, etc. And i'm needing to basically setup a ftp server, internal only. I pick the port #, user/pw, basic user rights, admin rights, etc.

I know cuteftp, filezilla, and a few other ones are good CLIENTS to join said ftp server, however i'm trying to be the host, ie the location, setup the file structure, etc.

Thanks,

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First, I'd recommend using SFTP rather than regular FTP. FTP tends to be a pain to get working across NAT even in PASV mode. SFTP also allows you to use key-based auth instead of just user/password.

Wikipedia has a decent rundown depending on what license/cost you're willing to put up with: FTP, SFTP.

I've had the best experience with Filezilla and BulletProof for FTP (BulletProof has the best PASV mode support of those I've tried) and OpenSSH and Filezilla for SFTP.
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First, I'd recommend using SFTP rather than regular FTP. FTP tends to be a pain to get working across NAT even in PASV mode. SFTP also allows you to use key-based auth instead of just user/password.

Wikipedia has a decent rundown depending on what license/cost you're willing to put up with: FTP, SFTP.

I've had the best experience with Filezilla and BulletProof for FTP (BulletProof has the best PASV mode support of those I've tried) and OpenSSH and Filezilla for SFTP.
Ok, pardon me, i'm a tad vague on all the terminology. Never heard of sftp, and i'm just looking for a ftp server program, that's pretty much it. Something that has a wizard, ease of use, but is good for ipv4/ipv6 traffic on the home network.

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Filezilla also has a server app which seems to work pretty well.

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First, I'd recommend using SFTP rather than regular FTP. FTP tends to be a pain to get working across NAT even in PASV mode. SFTP also allows you to use key-based auth instead of just user/password.
If it's internal only as stated in the OP, there shouldn't be too great of a concern using standard FTP as it will not have to traverse NAT and likely resides in the same subnet.
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I've tried filezilla, but I can't find the server feature, I must be blind, but it eludes me..
    
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I second the Filezilla server. I use it for my ftp server on my windows machine and it is awesome.

http://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=server
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