I Googled for it, tried a few of them, but I find that even the simplest I found (www.xlightftpd.com) is way too complicated.
I just need this:
- single EXE or portable (ie. no installer, just unzip -> run)
- the root directory is where the server EXE lives
- any use can connect and read/write. No need for user accounts. This is for a test lab as an alternative to setting up Samba on a Linux host.
Does someone know of an application that does this? I'm looking for the FTP equivalent of the Mongoose web server.
Edit: Thanks for the feedback. I found one that just works, FTPdmin, although it runs in a DOS box instead of providing a basic GUI. Unless someone knows of a GUI alternative, I'll just use that application.
Edit: Here's how to launch sfk (Swiss File Knife):
sfk165.exe ftpserv -verbose -rwany
- sfk works in active mode; the client must type "passive" to switch to passive mode
- Even with "-verbose", there's no real-time indication that a big download is running as expected.
Edit: I took a look at the other suggestions. Small HTTP and Quick ‘n Easy FTP Server Lite have too many features (including having to create user accounts), and CrushFTP is Java-based. Looks like there's no no-thrill, single-user, GUI-based FTP server for Windows, so FTPdmin/sfk are the only options for a really simple FTP server.
Edit: The winner is... Baby FTP Server.