You need to download an FTP server and run it on your machine.. you can use Serv-U or WarFTP or a hst of other ones. Then you select a directory that will be the FTP directory, put your files there, create a couple of users and give them the passwords.
Don't use IIS to share files like this... firstly there is no authentication (yes yes i know you can set up authentication but bear with me), and also its not the way its meant to be done.
If you're behind a firewal make sure it allows port 21 and port 20
but i cant seem to figure out how to set the passwrd...i can only check and uncheck "allow anonymous logins" so no idea how to set the passwrd...help?wanna noe how to set up passwrd...
i want to allow only certain users to access my ftp dir...so how do i make my mc ask for the passwrd n userid?help plzzzz
okye i will download the warftp server...good enough for me...
Just a quick note, there is a neat FTP / TFTP server in our download section which is excellent and provides nearly all the functionality one would want from such a service. It's only a few hundred KB's, fast and very light on your system - give it a go, I'm sure you will like it!
To create a user list for IIS FTP you would need to create a list of users in Administrator Tools, just as if they were a user on that box, might want to create a new group and nest your users in there. Then in IIS select that group and allow IIS to handle the passwords.
I agree with Sahir and Chris however on using a different FTP Server, IIS is good if you need something now and don’t have anything right handy. You might also check into encrypted FTP servers/clients such as: SurgeFTP --