PERSONALIZE YOUR FTP SITE USING IIS
For companies wanting to offer files to clients in an easily accessible
way, HTTP-based file download is generally replacing FTP-based file
serving. However, FTP is still a good file distribution method, particularly
when a large number of files exist.
You can use several properties in IIS to personalize your FTP site.
To configure these properties, open the IIS console, right-click the
FTP site, and choose Properties.
The Messages tab is the place to go to configure the messages that
users see when they first connect to the site, when they exit the
site, and when they attempt a connection after the maximum number
of client connections has occurred. You can use the three text boxes
to personalize these messages to welcome the client to the site and
offer tips on downloading or using the service.
The Home Directory tab lets you configure the way you want the site
to appear to clients. The options in the Directory Listing Style group
determine how the FTP site lists the files.
The UNIX option causes IIS to display information similar to a UNIX
directory listing, and the MS-DOS option results in a directory listing
like that on a DOS system. Users familiar with Windows and/or DOS
will likely be more comfortable with the MS-DOS option, while more
technical users might prefer the UNIX style.
Whichever style you choose, remember that restoring the previous directory
listing style is as easy as resetting the option in the site's properties.