how do i obtain an ftp address Tags: FTP Browsers Servers Networking Last response: October 5, 2008 10:36 PM in Networking Share TheWrath October 5, 2008 10:10:16 PM ok im looking into building an ftp server soon and ive been doing research all week but how do i obtain an ftp address that i can log into via any internet browser or ftp client? More about : obtain ftp address SizroSpunkmire October 5, 2008 10:36:27 PM Depends on wether you want to use a URL or not. Lets assume your IP address is: 188.8.131.52 You would setup portforwarding on your router to push all FTP traffic on port 21 to the internal IP of your FTP server (most likely 192.168.1.*). Open up any web browser, type in: ftp://184.108.40.206 Assuming its been done correctly and you have no sucrity enabled, you should see the directory contents of your server If you want to use a URL, first you need to register a domain name. Then you need to change the DNS address of the domain to your IP. ie: you register www.myawesomesite.com and set the IP address to 220.127.116.11. This way, anyone in the world who browses so ftp://www.myawesomesite.com will see the files in your FTP server directory. Edit* LOL turns out those are actual sites and the person has a protected FTP server. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow to change to Obtain DNS Server address automatically ForumHow to access FTP between computers on WLAN? ForumMy Pictures with FTP Address for Web Site? Forumclient computer keeps getting 169.254.xx address ForumHow do i obtain network security key? ForumWindows 7 slow to obtain DHCP ? ForumHow to Obtain Enterprise Level FIrewal on a Budget ForumHow to obtain isp username and password ForumIssue with obtaining the IP address of my camera ForumCannot obtain IP addr - DHCP ForumCan i use a router to make a ftp server? ForumHow to open an FTP link to Windows Explorer? ForumDHCP IP lease renewal ok, but a new PC can not obtain an I.. ForumObtain internet connection ForumDO YOU WANT TO OBTAIN MANY DOLLARS? ForumDO YOU WANT TO OBTAIN MANY DOLLARS? ForumHow to setup a 1GB Gigabyte Network ForumCannot obtain IP addr - DHCP ForumRouter not giving a 192 address ForumAssigning a network address More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !