I have Windows XP PRO Sp2, I installed the FTP Service from the IIs using the ADD/Remove Programs (Add Windows Components) in control panel, then I loaded IIs from Administrative Tools in the start menu.
1. I stopped the FTP site (the one included by default)
2. I loaded its properties, made some basic changes.
a. changed from default directory to shared folder
b. changed from "all unassigned address" to my IP from the drop down menu (i dont have a static IP)
c. changed ftpname (called description I think)
Everything else the same (default): IIs controlled password, anonymous enabled, etc..
3. Finished and Started it again. Loaded IE and typed in the address "ftp://myiphere
It keeps searching but it finds nothing!
I cannot even connect to other ftps of my friends. It keeps searching and it does not find anything, although their ftps working fine and they connecting to each other. My ZoneAlarm firewall is also disabled (I temporarily disabled it just to be sure its not the reason).
I also have my router port forwarding (tcp port 21) to my ip address that was listed in the FTP settings, even port 20 port forwarded as well as it is for the transfer and 21 for establishing the connection itself.
Whats blocking me to access any ftp at all? What is blocking me from accessing even my own ftp which I'm running on the same computer?!! What exactly do I have to do to solve this situation? I have also tried Serv-U once, did not work.. but I prefer the XP IIs, unless you have a really good I should change to something else.
I just need to get this working, I've read a lot on the net on this issue, but I am still totally stuck. Thanks in advance for the help!