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    Dear forum members

    I have W2K8 R2 Server with IIS 7.5

    I hosted ftp server on port 21 and it is working just fine.
    No bindings, no host names.
    Name: ftp.mydomain.local

    When I add new ftp site I use the following settings:

    Name: newftp
    Binding:
    IP Address: All Unassigned
    Port: 21
    I check Enable Virtual Host names: newftp.mydomain.local

    for permissions I allow Anonymous and Basic, All users, Read & Write

    Then on my DNS server I add alias: Alias name: newftp
    FQDN: iisserver.mydomain.local

    When I go a browser in a client computer : ftp://newftp.mydomain.local
    I am redirected to the default ftp site: ftp.mydomain.local

    I tried adding several additional ftp sites and everytime I try to access them I am redirected to the default one.

    I also tried to add several web sites and configure them for ftp publishing.
    I can access the different web sites from a client but not the different ftp sites.

    Is this normal behavior?
    Maybe W2K8 R2 does not allow to have multiple ftp sites on the same port or IP address?
    It seams like it ignores the Host header altogether.
    Am I doing sth wrong?
    Help pls

  • #2
    Re: Host multiple ftp servers on same ISS

    I've never done this but I think you will probably need to specify a dedicated port at the very least for the new site and possibly a different IP address as well.
    A recent poll suggests that 6 out of 7 dwarfs are not happy

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    • #3
      Re: Host multiple ftp servers on same ISS

      Originally posted by noobmoon View Post
      Is this normal behavior?
      Maybe W2K8 R2 does not allow to have multiple ftp sites on the same port or IP address?
      It seams like it ignores the Host header altogether.
      That's just it: There is no host header in an FTP transaction.

      The FTP client simply connects to an IP address and port number and waits for a login prompt. The FTP server has no way of knowing which host name the client may have used to resolve the IP address of the server. That's why one cannot run multiple FTP servers on the same IP address and port number.

      So the answer to your question is yes, this is the normal and expected behaviour.

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      • #4
        Re: Host multiple ftp servers on same ISS

        Please review: http://www.iis.net/learn/publish/usi...names-in-iis-7

        Not sure though if you're looking for this.
        Marcel
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