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eWeek Reviews for IIS 7.5 and FTP 7.5

eWeek Reviews for IIS 7.5 and FTP 7.5

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One of my coworkers, Vijay Sen, just forwarded the following eWeek review of IIS 7.5 to me:

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Windows/REVIEW-Microsoft-IIS-75-Improves-Management-Deployment-Options-822018/

The review was written by Jim Rapoza, and he said some great things about IIS 7.5, which ships with both Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 client. But what really made my day was the following things that he said about FTP 7.5:

Another welcome change in IIS 7.5 is the elevation of FTP as a full-fledged part of the server. In previous versions, setup and management of an FTP server in IIS were done pretty much separately from Web server management. In IIS 7.5, FTP administration is fully integrated into the IIS Management Console.

I found this to be a very good implementation of FTP, making it possible to quickly set up secure FTP servers and tie them to my Websites. Especially nice was the ability to easily use virtual host names for the FTP sites. All in all, the FTP implementation in IIS 7.5 is one of the best I’ve seen, even when compared with dedicated FTP server products.

It’s great to see all of our hard work being recognized!

My thanks once again to everyone on the FTP and IIS feature teams that helped make this version of the FTP service: Jaroslav, Emily, Daniel, Umer, Suditi, Ciprian, Jeong, Dave, Andrew, Carlos, Brian, Wade, Ulad, Nazim, Reagan, Claudia, Rick, Tim, Tobin, Kern, Jenny, Nitasha, Venkat, Vijay. (I hope that I didn't leave anyone out!)

Comments
  • Is there a way to use client certificate authentication with the IFtpAuthenticationProvider class?

  • Is there any docs that edplain how to get SSL FTP working with IIS 7.5 and FTP 7.5

  • Dave, yes there is - see the following walkthrough:

    learn.iis.net/.../using-ftp-over-ssl

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