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Windows 7: FTP Setup and Access

06 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
FTP Setup and Access

I have set up an FTP site, and named it, but did not use a virtual host name. In "Basic Settings", when I "Test Connections", I get "The server is configured to use pass-through authentication with a built-in account to access the specified physical path. However, IIS Manager cannot verify whether the built-in account has access. Make sure that the application pool identity has Read access to the physical path. If this server is joined to a domain, and the application pool identity is NetworkService or LocalSystem, verify that <domain>\<computer_name>$ has Read access to the physical path. Then test these settings again."

I am doing this so a friend in Sweden can upload a 20gb file to my system.

Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

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06 Jul 2010   #2

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Not sure how to fix your problem, but I will recommend a work around.

There's a simple method that's used by many people around the world to share large files fairly easily. You simply split your large files into multiple archives using a program like HJSplit or WinRAR. Once the file has been split, you can upload the archives to a file sharing website which will then allow you to share the private url to anyone you wish to share those archives with. Once all of the archives have been downloaded, the same program which was used to split the file can then be used to safely rejoin the parts.

In other words, all your friend would have to do is download a program like HJSplit and split his file into 1GB parts. Once he's done that, he should upload those 20 parts to a website listed below. In the best case, he should upload 5 parts each to 4 different sites because the sites only allow a limited amount of downloads per 24 hours. Once he has uploaded all 20 parts, you can then download those parts and rejoin them on your computer easily. The four sites he should use are: Hotfile.com, FileFactory.com, MEGAUPLOAD, and Megashares. Each site allows for atleast a 1GB upload per file. If he only wished to use one site he could upload the all of the files to anyone of those sites, though it would likely be easiest to do so in 2 parts of 10GB at megashares.com

Data Storage & Sharing Websites (max upload size):

RapidShare - 200MB
MEGAUPLOAD - 1024MB
Hotfile.com - 2000MB
FileFactory.com - 1GB
Megashares - 10GB
storage.to - 1GB

Granted, the most convient part of this entire process is that one person can upload and ANYONE with access to the url can download, so it may not be the best option for a person to person transfer. However, it is useful, so I figured I'd throw it out there.
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06 Jul 2010   #3

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WileyDog View Post
I have set up an FTP site, and named it, but did not use a virtual host name. In "Basic Settings", when I "Test Connections", I get "The server is configured to use pass-through authentication with a built-in account to access the specified physical path. However, IIS Manager cannot verify whether the built-in account has access. Make sure that the application pool identity has Read access to the physical path. If this server is joined to a domain, and the application pool identity is NetworkService or LocalSystem, verify that <domain>\<computer_name>$ has Read access to the physical path. Then test these settings again."

I am doing this so a friend in Sweden can upload a 20gb file to my system.

Any help here would be greatly appreciated.
Not to take anything away from your post but you may be able to do it more simply and efficiently by using windows 7 "REMOTE DESKTOP"
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06 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Thanks, but....

I appreciate the responses, but the guy in Sweden is not running Win 7 Pro, so I can't remote to it and I don't want to ask him to spend the time to break down the 20gb file. There is also a 9 hour time diff, so I can lose a day with every simple request.

I thought that I could set up an FTP server on my Win 7 Pro, then give him some kind of address so can upload the file to my system.

Is this not correct?
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06 Jul 2010   #5
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WileyDog View Post
I appreciate the responses, but the guy in Sweden is not running Win 7 Pro, so I can't remote to it and I don't want to ask him to spend the time to break down the 20gb file. There is also a 9 hour time diff, so I can lose a day with every simple request.

I thought that I could set up an FTP server on my Win 7 Pro, then give him some kind of address so can upload the file to my system.

Is this not correct?
Perhaps here:
FTP Server - Set Up on Your Computer
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06 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
So, why would I pay for FTP server software?

I thought that I could set up an FTP server on my Win 7 Pro, then give him some kind of address so can upload the file to my system.

Is this not correct?

Does anyone know the answer to this?

Thanks in advance for a direct answer to this question.
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06 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WileyDog View Post
I thought that I could set up an FTP server on my Win 7 Pro, then give him some kind of address so can upload the file to my system.

Is this not correct?

Does anyone know the answer to this?

Thanks in advance for a direct answer to this question.
NoN answered that with the FTP link. Yes you need a static address, then setup the FTP server then provide the static address to the person(s) that need to upload stuff.
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06 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

So, using No-IP, I set up a domain: tomsradio.serveftp.com, and I have an IP address. I also found a free (30 day trial) version of Serv-U, and I set it up. I named a user, gave him a password.

I then tried to check it on the command line with 'ftp tomsradio.serveftp.com' but it did not connect.Should it?
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06 Jul 2010   #9
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WileyDog View Post
So, using No-IP, I set up a domain: tomsradio.serveftp.com, and I have an IP address. I also found a free (30 day trial) version of Serv-U, and I set it up. I named a user, gave him a password.

I then tried to check it on the command line with 'ftp tomsradio.serveftp.com' but it did not connect.Should it?
I do not know how about your router config but you should be able aswell to parameter the router with the No-Ip + password, i as can do it here..might be the issue encountered in DynDNS (dynamic DNS)

ex: No-Ip + mystuff.dyndns.org + e-mail + password + activate in your router config
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06 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Hummmm. If you do not have a Static Public IP, you will have to use something like DynDNS to help you out with the IP address. However you are going to need to access your router and/or firewall and put a rule in it to allow FTP from the outside to the inside pointing it to your FTP servers IP address.
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