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how to run ftp server

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April 8, 2001 3:40:18 AM

How can I run an ftp server? I have a cable modem connection and I wish to be able to access my files remotely. I have installed ftp serv-u and winip for IP translation. I am able to access my ftp server using local network but connecting to the external IP of my server, however it translates to the internal IP automatically under CuteFTP. But when I try accessing it using a regular dial-up connection it says "unable to establish connection". I am using winproxy as well and I have set receiving ftp connection and the ftp serv-u program enabled at port 21. Help...

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April 8, 2001 5:32:32 AM

How is the network setup? ie. does the server have a direct internet connection, or does it connect through a router/NAT box? If the latter, you will need to have some sort of port forwarding program installed on the router (maybe that's what winip is?????)




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April 8, 2001 5:49:45 AM

Yes it has direct Internet connection. It doesn't pass through the router, to my knowledge that is. I am wondering if the ISP is trying to seal off the customers from making their own servers...

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April 8, 2001 5:54:39 AM

Here is a trick to see if the port is blocked or not. (I just tried this with my machine, so it should work for you too :smile: )

Using telnet, connect to the IP on port 21.
If everything works, the server should respond with a 220 message indicating that the server is working, and waiting for login information.



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April 8, 2001 6:12:58 AM

Hmmm... I tried Telnet with command "open [myip]:21" and seems to be unable to connect. Connection failed. Does this mean I have a blocked access by the ISP?

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April 8, 2001 6:15:05 AM

How does it respond when you just use the LAN?

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April 8, 2001 9:15:27 AM

Hmmm. Seems like my ISP has blocked port 21 either for security reasons or to prevent users from running their servers. If I set any port other than port 21, I can get through. Now I cannot connect my data socket. Understandably by default we have port 21 as connection socket and port 20 as data socket. I cannot connect my data socket now, because I do not know what port the data socket should be and what port I should enable in the proxy's firewall. Is it one less than the connecting socket or what?

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June 26, 2012 9:59:33 PM

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