ftp server behind a router (DHCP-Linksys wireless router)
Posted on 2004-04-30
I've been tinkering with my DSL router for days and have not gotten it to work. I need some help.
I have an ftp server on a linux box which works great if connecting to it from behined the linksys router. I have verizon as my ISP--residential account, so the router gets a dynamic IP address.
I have enabled port forwarding on the router. I've never done this before, I think I did it right. Basically you link a port from the <external dynamic IP address given by the ISP> to one of the <router's internal static IP addresses>?
When I try to connect to it using
<external dynamic IP addressgiven by the ISP>:port
it doesn't work.
However, when I try to connect to it using
<router's internal static IP address>:port
I'd like to access my ftp server from outside my router. Can anybody help me to do this.