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Chapter 19. Configuring TCP/IP > Using Windows NT FTP Services

Using Windows NT FTP Services

By installing the FTP Server on your computer, you can permit other users using TCP/IP to access and transfer files on your computer.

When you install an FTP Server, you must carefully consider the security risks. FTP is tightly coupled with the Windows NT security model. Because of this, if you install FTP Server on an NTFS partition, you have greater protection. You can require that only valid Windows NT users can get FTP access. However, to use FTP, the user name and password must be sent across the network unencrypted. This means it would be possible for someone with physical access to the network to eavesdrop and find the user passwords. Alternatively, you can allow access via the anonymous user option. Users who connect this way only get the user access privileges provided to the Guest user. They will be prompted to supply their e-mail address as their password, but this isn't required.


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