Core FTP Server is software for Windows that allows you to exchange files with others via networks and the internet. The FTP protocol (File Transfer Protocol) allows files to be moved across the internet and networks with relative ease, regardless of computer platform (Windows, Unix, Mac, etc). The server program is setup on your computer and allows access by others to your files. You control who accesses what files by setting up user accounts on the FTP server.
Users access your FTP server via a FTP client. FTP clients allow users to access your server to exchange files (more commonly known as uploading and downloading).
Core FTP Server supports the following FTP protocols.
Standard FTP (no security)
Take the following steps to allow others to transfer files to/from your computer:
1: Fill in the user/password fields with a user/password combination of your choice.
2: Select the port, and directory to give others access to.
3: Click start! Now other users can access your files via Core FTP client (SSH/SFTP option checked).
Most computers will have a firewall preventing others from accessing your computer. To get around this issue, open up Port 22 for incoming connections. This will be the only port that is open due to the ssh/sftp protocol one connection connectivity.
This version has no permissions setup to prevent others from deleting your files. If using NTFS, you can protect your files by changing their permissions or changing files to be 'read only' all other hard drive formats from windows explorer.