How to Configure Various FTP Messages to be Displayed by the FTP Server


In today's article you will learn how to configure various FTP messages.

FTP can provide various type of messages to its user when it's connected to a FTP Server. For example it can provide a message when you are logged in, when you are logged out etcetera. You can configure these messages and can provide your own messages to be displayed when a user accesses the FTP Server.

Step 1

First, open the Administrative Tools from the Start Menu.

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In the Administrative Tools you will find an option named as IIS Manager, double-click on it to open it.

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Step 2

Now your IIS Manger will be opened, on the extreme left hand side in the Connection Pane you can select either Server Name or the Site Name.

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Among the Features of FTP, one feature will be named FTP Message, double-click on it and open it.

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Step 3

Now among the Message Behavior Pane you can select the first option, in other words "Suppress Default Banner". This option will display the default Identification Banner for the FTP Server.

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If you select the second option, in other words "Support User Variable in Message" then it will allow you to use a specific set of User Variables in the FTP Message.

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You can also select the third option, in other words "Show Detailed Message for Local Request" and then it will display a detailed error message if the FTP User tries to use it on the Local Server itself.

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Step 4

Now under the Message Text pane the first Text Box will be named "Banner". This Banner provides the message when user is initially connected to the FTP Server. You can provide the message to be displayed in this Text Box.

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The next Text Box is named Welcome. This provides the message when the FTP Client logs into the FTP Server.

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Step 5

The next Text Box is named "Exit", it is the message displayed when the user is logged out from the FTP Sever.

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The last Text Box will be named "Maximum Connections" and it is the message displayed when the FTP Server reaches the maximum limit of client connections and becomes unable to provide more connections.

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After providing all type of messages, go to the Action Pane and click on the "Apply" button to apply the changes.

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