how do i obtain an ftp address
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?
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.