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newbi needs ur help!

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:23 pm
by Elps
hi, im new to this ftp thing and i want to setup a ftp server. the problem i have is connecting from the ie browser; which, times me out and i cant connect. :cry:

i created a user.

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and tryed to connect by entering this in my ie.

ftp://Anonymous:*********@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:20

then i get any error.


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i have a routuer but do i need to port foreard it or something?

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:05 pm
by molk
yes you have to do portwarding.
Dont understand why you tries to connect to port 20 it will not work. 21 is standard port.
If you use nonstandard port number. The number closest below chosen port is the outgoing port. As 20 is outgoing port in standard ftp.

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:11 am
by Elps
oops, yes your right. :D can you tell me what im doing wrong.

lets try this agian. :wink:

i setup the user.



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then i input this in to my ie.


ftp://1:********@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:21

and i get this error.

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so what an i doing wrong?


so the login error said i dont have permission to access the folder.

so did i put the info right for the path?

so i input this:
ftp://1:********@xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:21

to enter c:\ftproot ?


Confused--> :? :(

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:52 am
by molk
ftp://<username>:<password>@<ip or sitename here>:< port >
not necessary to specify port as long it's standard ftp = 21

When you specify 1 login it will not work. Ftp uses several connection attempts. And if the first one is still active you never is allowed another since you specified only 1 connection. It can take several minutes before the forst connection times out. And in passive portrange author says atleast 100 ports due to this. If it is a very frequented server, portrange is not measured in hundreds but thousands to have passive to work correctly.

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 7:01 am
by molk
I wouldn't recommend anyone to login, and upload in your ftproot.
Anonymous should never be allowed to upload directly into files anyone can download. It is better to have another virtualfolder for upload and upload only. No download from uploadfolder. That way you can check for virus or malware before moving file to public part. That way is more secure and your files can be intact.