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    IIS4 and FTP

    I have IIS4 set up on an NT4 Server with FTP up and running. I have (finally!!!) managed to get it to accept my website upload from my connected PC. (I am an IT Trainer and have a server linked to 8 pcs on a network)

    I have in INetPub/FTPRoot created a folder called Roberta to which I have published my web site (at the moment only with two pages Index.htm and secondpage.htm. My webserver is called FTPSERVER (very original!!). The put files action worked well and I can see both my home based site and my remote site in the site window in Dreamweaver. When I go into windows explorer on my server - hey presto the files I have uploaded are there

    However when I open my internet explorer and type http://FTPSERVER/roberta/ it tells me it cannot find the site! (that is either on my pc or the server)

    If I type http://FTPSERVER// I get IIS home page! So I know that the basic bit works?

    What am I doing wrong? Should I be doing something to the Roberta folder on my server?

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    Re: IIS4 and FTP

    If you are connecting to the ROBERTA folder via http, you will need to have a default document in the directory. Microsoft's webservers use DEFAULT.HTM as the name for the index page. You can change the name of it or add INDEX.HTM to the server's configuration for Default Document.

    The other default behavior is to deny access to the directory if it does not contain a default document, which would account for the problem you are having. This too can be configured in IIS to allow display.
    -Mark

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