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Installing and Configuring a FileZilla FTP Server for Use with

Kofax Front Office Server


Application Note
Date

November 04, 2013

Applies To Kofax Front Office Server


Summary

This application note provides instructions for installing and configuring a FileZilla FTP server for use with Kofax Front
Office Server (KFS) and Multifunction Peripherals (MFPs).

Revision

1.0

Overview
FileZilla is free cross-platform FTP software, consisting of a FileZilla Client and a FileZilla Server. FileZilla
Server supports both FTP and FTP over SSL/TLS which will provide a secure encrypted connection to
the server. FileZilla also supports SSL, the same level of encryption supported by your Web browser, to
protect your data. It also supports on-the-fly data compression, which can improve data transfer rates.
Kofax Front Office Server (KFS) interfaces with many Multifunction Peripheral (MFP) makes and models,
some of which require a configured FTP server for receiving scanned images. This application note
provides the directions for configuring a FileZilla FTP server for the purpose of testing with KFS and an
MFP.
Installing a FileZilla Server
Configuring the FileZilla Server
Installing a FileZilla Client
Testing the FileZilla Server
Kofax Front Office Server MFP Configuration

Installing a FileZilla Server


Download FileZilla Client and Server software.
1. Navigate to the FileZilla Web site at http://filezilla-project.org/.
2. Once there, you will find two downloads available. Download both the Client and Server.

Installing and Configuring a FileZilla FTP Server for Use with Kofax Front Office
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3. Browse to the FileZilla_Server-0_9_41.exe file.
4. Double-click on the .exe or right-click on the file and select open.
5. If you receive a security warning, click Run to continue the installation.
6. Accept the License Agreement to continue the installation.

7. You can choose to change the type of installation by selecting the desired type of installation from
the dropdown, or manually enabling or disabling the check boxes of the various installation
options.

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8. In the Choose Install Location window, use the default Destination Folder location or select your
own and then click Next.

9. Choose your FileZilla Server start option then click Next. For details on the installation options,
refer to the table located on the next page.

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Option

Description

Install as a service, started with Windows


(default)

Will automatically start the server when Windows


starts.

Install as a service, started manually

Will install the service, but the Server will need to


be started manually.

Do not install as a service, start server


automatically (not recommended)

Will not install the service, but will start the server
automatically.

10. By default, the Start Interface after setup completes check box is enabled in the Startup settings
window. Uncheck the box if you would like to manually start the Interface once the installation is
complete.
11. Click Install to begin the FileZilla Server installation.

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12. Click Close once the Installation Complete window indicates the installation is Completed.

Additional Configuration for Windows 7 built-in firewall


After the installation has completed, make sure FileZilla server is added to the allowed programs list in
the Windows 7 built-in firewall.
1. From the Windows Control Panel, select System and Security.
2. In Windows Firewall section, choose 'Allowed Programs' to open configuration window.

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3. Check both the private and public network selections for "FileZilla Server"
NOTE: Be sure you are configuring FileZilla Server not "FileZilla Server Interface".

NOTE: If "FileZilla Server" is not listed, remember to add "C:\Program Files\FileZilla


Server\FileZilla server.exe" or wherever it is installed). If private network is not
selected, the incoming FTP connection will be blocked.

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Configuring the FileZilla Server


1. Launch the FileZilla Server Interface using one of the following options.

Double Click the shortcut on the desktop.

Go to Start | Programs | FileZilla Server| FileZilla Server Interface.

C:\Program Files (x86)\FileZilla Server\FileZilla Server Interface.exe.

Start | Run | FileZilla Server Interface.exe.

2. Click Ok to continue or change the server address.

The default server address will be 127.0.0.1. This reflects the local system as the server.

The default port was specified as 14147 during the installation.

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3. FileZilla will open and display the Main menu. Refer to the table below for a description of the
FileZilla menu icons.

Menu Icon

Description
Switch between on and offline mode.
Lock server, no new connections will be accepted.
Displays the options dialog.
Displays the user accounts dialog.
Displays the user groups dialog.
Displays the about dialog with useful information about FileZilla
Server.
Displays logical filename in the filename column of the users list.
Displays physical filename in the filename column of the users list
Sort by UserID
Sort by Account
Sort by IP

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Setup FileZilla Server


1. Create a folder on the root of the C: drive for your FTP server. In this example, the FTP server is
labeled KFS.
2. Launch the FileZilla Server Interface using one of the options indicated in the FileZilla Server
Interface section.
3. Launch the Users configuration window by clicking on the
choosing Users.

icon or selecting the Edit menu and

4. Create a user by clicking Add.

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5. Once the User name has been added, enable the password checkbox and generate a password.

6. Click on Shared folders option under the Page menu.


7. Click Add and browse to the KFS folder on the root of C:.

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8. Select the folder and click OK. The KFS folder should be listed in the Shared folders pane.

9. Click OK to close the Users window.

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Installing a FileZilla Client


1. Browse to and execute the FileZilla Client installation file.
2. Agree to the license agreement

3. Select the desired Installation Option and click Next.

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4. Choose which components you wish to be installed and click Next.

5. Change the default Destination Folder or leave as default, then click Next to continue.

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6. Choose the Start Menu folder for the FileZilla FTP Client. There is also a check box (outlined in
red) that can be checked if you do not want to create shortcuts.
7. Click Install to begin the FileZilla FTP Client installation.

8. Click the Finish button to close the installation. (If you do not want to launch the client right away,
uncheck the Start FileZilla Now option.

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Testing the FileZilla Server


The steps below outline how to test communication to the FileZilla FTP server by using the FileZilla Client
from a different PC.
1. Launch the FileZilla server interface and keep it open.
2. On a different PC, launch the FileZilla client.
3. In the Quickconnect bar, type in the IP Address for the Host. Use the created user account
credentials for the username and password; in our example it was kfsuser. The Port field can
remain blank. Click the Quickconnect button.

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4. The FileZilla server interface will display when it has been successfully accessed from the client.

Kofax Front Office Server MFP Configuration


To configure an MFP to use FileZilla Server as an FTP server, review the configuration settings in the
MFP configuration guide.
9. Kofax Front Office Server 3.5 Multifunction Peripheral (MFP) Administration Guides
10. Kofax Front Office Server 4.0 Multifunction Peripheral (MFP) Administration Guides

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