FTP isolation w/ multiple web sites - IP

Microsoft Windows server 2003
February 2, 2010 at 10:38:54
Specs: Windows XP
Win2003, IIS6, one IP address, dedicated HD root for internet.

I have multiple web sites each with with it's own directory under the root, for example d:\web1, d:\web, etc.

Each web site resolves it's folder via the Host Header of Web Site set via the DNS of the the name, for example test1.com points to the servers single IP address, and the Web SItes entry send the user to the \web1 folder.

This works dandy.

I then set up a single non isolated FTP server using the d:\ root as the ftp site and then set the users home directory to their web sites folder.
No problem, it worked dandy except of one problem, it did not isolate them there.

To my shock and dismay I found that I did not have the same option to look at the header for the DNS name so I could have isolated multiple FTP access to multiple web sites with the same IP!

I tried making an Isolated User FTP site, but it wants a User folder and UserName folder for each user under it, and then all of the content under that!

All of the content I want the FTP to be able to UL/DL is already there in their D:\website folder!

I figured "ohh well", put each web site under a user\username\ folder which would work, but only if I had one user name per site with FTP access!

I have tried everything I can think of, and read every help document about I could find including here and still can't figure out how to do it with one IP address.

I really don't want to mess with things like
"Isolate users using Active Directory", WebDAV, etc, and looked at the free FileZila (or whatever it was called I saw here) but it doesn't say it supports 2003 or if it would work.

Is there no way I can make this work with like Virtual Directories or something, or at least a free win2003 FTP program?


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February 2, 2010 at 12:54:27
You are right FTP doesn't support host header. By the way you should create a default page for older browsers.

Webdav isn't that hard. Might just use http file access.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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