FTP SITE access using port#s on Win2k server

Posted on 2004-03-23
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Last Modified: 2013-12-23
Well i setup 2 ftp sites on my win2k server

first one uses default port 21
the second one uses port 8081

now over the internet i have no problem accessing ftp site at port#21
just simply i type : ftp://<domain_name/ and see my folders

if i want to access second ftp site i simply type:
ftp://<domain_name>:8081/ but it doesnt work says pagenotfound
i also tried
ftp://<wan_ip_address>:8081/ same thing

if i am on local network where the server is everything is ok
i type:
ftp://localhost/   and ftp://localhost:8081
ftp://<local_ip>/ and ftp://<local_ip>:8081
all work fine!

now i have a sonicwall firewall and i setup a service to allow TCP access to my server at port 8081. when i use port scan tool it says that port 8081 is open.
so i am really confused at whats is wrong here


Question by:rejus
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if you can test the FTP server at the WAN side without (or behind) the firewall, it would be helpful for us to determine where is the problem. :)

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i cant do that. is there another way?
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Expert Comment

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have you tried passive mode ftp?

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what is passive mode ftp?
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Active FTP vs. Passive FTP, a Definitive Explanation

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