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Solved: 1st attempt, Setting up a FTP Server

Discussion in 'Networking' started by yankeebean, Nov 7, 2007.

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  1. yankeebean

    yankeebean Thread Starter

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    hi all,

    this is my first attempt in setting up a Home FTP server, and getting nowhere..

    my system
    ASDL internet
    Netcomm NB6plus4W - Modem/Router/Wirless
    (http://www.netcomm.com.au/ADSL/NB6plus4W_new.php)
    Win XP Pro - FTP Server software = Easy File Sharing FTP Server v3.0
    Norton Internet security - firewall disable (open ports - 21)

    other computers on network
    laptop - connects intenet wireless
    desktop - ethernet
    all can conect to FTP server
    IP - 192.168.1.X
    Sub - 255.255.255.0
    DG - 192.168.1.x
    Problem -
    i have followed numerous instructions, tried the FTP inbuilt in XP & and still have the same error. inclucding PC STATS

    i cannot connect to FTP server from outside the home network or from the internet.

    on the Modem/Router i have opened ports 21 and 990(ssl)

    i have contacted the isp and they do not block any ports. a i have a static IP.
    So i belive it it something that i have/have not done correctly.

    all help is appricated

    if more infor req please ask
    Yankeebean
     
  2. Elvandil

    Elvandil

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    The IP you listed above is your network IP. In order to connect to your FTP server, you will need to use your WAN IP, the one that the rest of the world sees your network on.

    http://www.whatsmyrealip.com/
    http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/WWIP_Watch_WAN_IP/wwip.html
    http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/MyWanIP/mywanip.html

    You don't say much about what you did, so maybe you are already aware of this if you have a static IP (Are you sure? I didn't have one with Adelphia, but it stayed the same for months, so I could set up FTP as if it were static.).
     
  3. yankeebean

    yankeebean Thread Starter

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    Elvandil ,

    Thanks for you suggesrtion i with try finding my WAN
     
  4. Elvandil

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    There is really not much "trying" needed. Just click one of the links I gave you.
     
  5. yankeebean

    yankeebean Thread Starter

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    ok, i have my WAN. 218.214.83.x

    started my FTP setup again
    followed the steps from the instruction from Easy File FTP Server

    have turned off windows firewall, not running any 3rd party software.

    have forwared the Modem/Router ports -
    21 / to 192.168.1.163 FTP Server
    20 / to 192.168.1.163 FTP Server

    and still cannot access from the internet, ISP confirm i have a static WAN IP
    i have also set up an static IP for the FTP Server
    when the internet load it asks for a username and password. Have not set one

    thanks
     
  6. yankeebean

    yankeebean Thread Starter

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    site is now working

    how do you upload to it,

    have set password for my self with full access, just need to know how to upload to it, as i cannot open the page in Win explorer,

    suggestion please
     
  7. Elvandil

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    You can transfer files with any FTP client or most browsers.
     
  8. yankeebean

    yankeebean Thread Starter

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    thanks got it all working now

    thankyou
     
  9. Elvandil

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    Pretty handy to have. It makes it easy to get your own files remotely, and easy for you to get files to others. I keep some repair apps in my FTP folder and even when I bring nothing with me (and that's almost always when someone needs help), I can access the files from anywhere.

    But now you should think about security. Never serve up the root of the drive, of course. And it doesn't hurt to asign a drive letter to your FTP folder. That way, at least at first, hackers don't know where they are in the file tree. And use passwords that are not easily broken. There are a lot of tips online if you search for them.
     
  10. yankeebean

    yankeebean Thread Starter

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    Elvandil

    thanks for the security tip i think i'll add a seperate drive for the FTP folder, and yes i have now set passwords,

    thankyou for your help.

    Yankeebean
     
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