Contents of the WFTPD.DOC file
Instructions for use:
WFTPD is a winsock-based FTP daemon. If you do not have winsock on
your machine, it will not run. Winsock can be bought from most DOS
TCP/IP vendors, or a free version to run over packet drivers is
available from biochemistry.cwru.edu in directory /pub/pc/trumpwsk.
Running WFTPD is probably best done minimised - the only use at present
for full window operation is to access commands from the menubar. Once
the program starts running, it will listen on port 21 for incoming
connections, and will service almost all usual FTP requests.
The reason there is very little documentation is that this program is
astoundingly low in its requirements for interactive use. For most
purposes, the only options you need investigate are the File|Security
WFTPDU.EXE is the unregistered version, and WFTPDUD.EXE is the same
version, but with debug information sent to the log file. This may
help me track down bugs.
Registered users get WFTPDR.EXE and WFTPDRD.EXE. Guess what they do!
Command line options:
There is only one command line option - 'h' or 'H' - for 'hidden' - the
window never appears, nor does an icon. The program runs without any
ability for the user to interfere with it. This is useful for people
using WFTPD as a remote support utility.
Security - brings up the security dialog, where you can add or alter
user details. These details include user name, password, home
directory, and whether this user is restricted to his home directory
and below, or is free to roam wherever he pleases. Also configurable
here - whether anonymous access is allowed, and whether any security is
enabled at all.
Greeting - brings up the greeting dialog, which allows you to change
the greeting presented to users (only available in the registered
Greedy - sets/resets the greedy flag - when checked (ticked), this
option will make PUT commands go faster, at the expense of some Windows
Exit - closes the WFTPD program.
Copy - when I have written the code to do on-screen logging, this will
allow you to copy parts of the screen to the clipboard.
Status bar - allows you to turn off/on the status bar, which merely
advises you what the commands do.
Logging On - Toggles whether logs are created or not.
LogFile - brings up a file open dialog, to choose a file to write log
Gets - writes a log every time a get operation finishes
Puts - writes a log every time a put operation finishes
Logins - writes a log every time any user logs in
Anonymous - writes a log every time an anonymous user logs in
Commands - writes a log of each command received by the server.
Index - reserved for future expansion (when I get a help file)
Using Help - Microsoft's helpful little page
About WFTPD - will tell you what version you are using, along with the
address to send bug reports, comments or registration fees.
Important Legal Cover:
There is no warranty, expressed or implied, covering this program - no
guarantee is made as to its suitability for any purpose, and the author
is not responsible for any damage that may be caused due to use or misuse
of this program. The program is supplied as-is with no guarantee of support
or of any regular update procedure.
As with other shareware, you are receiving a trial version of this
software for free, and on payment of the registration fee, you will
receive a version with more features enabled. Both versions of this
program are supplied as-is, and you should be aware of this before
attempting to use the program.