I am looking for an open source or free command line FTP server for Windows.
I need it for testing purpose, so I will run it as a user application and not as a service.

Some solutions I found (not yet tested):

  • SlimFTPd (Despite open source under the BSD license, SlimFTPd download is blocked by Chrome/Firefox as malicious.)
  • IndiFTPD

They look unmantained.
Do you know something more recent?

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Swiss File Knife contains, among other utilities, a simple FTP server:

  • free
  • cross-platform
  • CLI

Short tutorial: Instant simple FTP server.

  • Looks like an interesting tool. I'll take a look on it, maybe it'll take place near tools from Russinovich and Nir Sofer. Oct 5, 2014 at 23:19
  • +1: I saw in the past Swiss File Knife Extended Edition, but I didn't realised there was an open version too.
    – antonio
    Oct 6, 2014 at 3:01

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