Have tried XP Pro FTP and Cerberus. Need help!

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    OKay, I have looked at some other posts on the forum and tried to fix my problem with those, but I can’t get it to work.

    I’ll try to be as detailed as possible

    Okay, I first installed and set up XP Pro’s ftp server and messed around with settings (allow anonymous connections and not allowing them). Oh and I’m using a Linksys router. I’ve forwarded ports 20 and 21 to my LAN address, and try to connect from another computer off the LAN, using the server computer’s WAN address, but I can’t get it to connect (with Explorer). I’ve also opened those ports in XP’s Internet COnnection Firewall. It always searches for a while and says “Page cannot be displayed”. I uninstalled XP’s ftp and resinstalled, but no luck.

    Now I’ve tried Cerberus and it still won’t work. I’ve read some posts advising to connect using the IP ex. 192.168.xxx.xxx, but isn’t that just the LAN addess. What if i want someone to connect to my computer that is not on the LAN, but is in another state even?

    Is it a ftp configuration prob or could it be XP or routers?


    Okay, now i think the error is that the connection is being timed out. I can connect while on the server computer (obviously) and it Cerberus logs the info, but only when I use the LAN address. When I use the WAN adress, even on the server computer the “connection timed out”.

    So where is the problem? The router? I have ports 20 and 21 forwarded to my LAN address.



    if i understand it right you need for a ftp-server behind a firewall an other conf.

    if you add the wan-adress in server manager – pasv options – use different ip i believe it could work

    greetings, renke


    Yeah, i found out that it’s probably Adelphia that won’t allow me to open the ports. it’ll break the terms of service and everything, blah blah blah. So oh well, I’ll find something else.

    Any ideas for large files transfers without setting up servers?


    i don’t tested the progs yet, but c’t (one of the leading german computer magazines) listed two pieces of software which sounds that they can solve your problem:


    AD File Transmitter is an application, allows you to automate frequent file transfer operations between different offices or different computers and process data replication tasks. The files can be sent thru the local area network (file copy tasks) or sent by e-mail oe upload them to FTP server.


    BigSpeed Net lets you set up a private peer-to-peer (P2P) network with friends or co-workers in minutes.

    Key Features

    No need of a dedicated server, an E-mail account can be used as a connection hub

    Totally secure data transfer through powerful on-the-fly encryption

    Automatic detection of the external IP address for users behind firewall/NAT devices

    Windows Explorer-like file browser, both for local and remote systems

    Easy one-click file downloads and uploads directly from the file browser

    User level access control with password protected authentication

    Optimized file transfers with on-the-fly compression

    Ability to create/delete/rename files and folders on the remote system (if enabled)

    Resuming broken file transfers, with MD5 integrity checking

    Chat application with instant sending of single characters

    Alert messages with popup dialog boxes

    Single TCP/IP connection for all type of services

    Single listening port for all type of services


    Hey, thanks a lot Renke, for your posts.

    I’m going to check out those progs, thanks again.

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