I am tasked to setup a FTP Server, which will receive file uploads from different locations and users. They asked me to setup a anonymous FTP, but that doesn't seem to be secure.
I am using Windows 2008R2 and I have configured (previously) a Windows 2003 R2 based Blind drop ftp for one of our local LANS previously, in which users would simply connect via filezilla or commandline and upload without the need for entering a username / passwd.
I have successfully configured Blind Drop on Windows 2008R2 as well, we have a requirement that LAN users can upload anonymously but anyone coming from the internet would need a username and password and they would LAND in there own Directory.
In 2008R2, I have denied listing for ftp root, how would I configure this that it will only deny listing to anonymous users as the users which connect via a username and password will go in there own respective directories.
If this is easier to setup on Linux (Ubuntu), I will go for that, I am still reading FTP user isolation but a step by step would help.
Also, is there a way to disable anonymous login on external connections but allow on LAN connection ?
Help would be appreciated ! Kind Regards
Update : Also, what sort of hardware you would recommend for this type of FTP Server ? I have spec'd up a Machine with the new Corei Series of processor and 4GB RAM with 2 x 1TB Hard Drives 64MB Cache. We will also be cleaning up the FTP Once every Week so the data won't go beyond the size of the drives or we can add two more drives to it if need be, Do you think this should be OK for a FTP server considering that it will get busier, from 1 - 10 connections (uploading) per hour to 10 - 50 Connections per hour for uploading only. We have a dedicated internet pipe for this FTP only. - Thanks so much for all the prompt responses !