FTP Server

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I am currently running a windows 2000 advanced server and trying to run an FTP server out of it.  I set up Serve-U FTP on the system but it seems as if people cannot connect to it.  I am using a router and the computers connected to the router are able to access it with no problem so I'm guessing it has to do with my port settings.  I opened a random port just for the FTP server.  If someone can help me it would be greatly appreciated.

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Commented:
You need to login to your router and allow incoming/outgoing access to ports 20 and 21. Port 21 allows login and commandline access to ftp. Port 20 allows the sending of data. I had this exact problem before with a D-Link firewall
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yep, you need to forward the ports on your router.
I suggest using a static ip for the server (internal ip)
it's easier to forward the port to a static ip
then have your clients access using the external ip. I use dyndns
www.dyndns.org
free, and that way your clients only need to know the domain name
myname.servftp.net
you just go to the site and update your external ip
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