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setting up an ftp server with extra computer.......not working!!

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I am trying to set up a ftp server.  I can't get it to work.  Below are the steps I have taken.
 
1.  Set up dynamic domain-
67.169.116.170
Hostname: voodoowebman.homeftp.net
IP Address: 67.169.116.170  
Wildcard: N
Mail Exchanger: None
Backup MX: N
 
2.  Using Bulletproof FTP
General Settings-
-listen on port number 21
-max number of users 10
-left other settings as defaults
 
Options
-protect ftp server directory
-and sub directories
-show pre-logins
 
Advanced
-receive/send buffer 4096 bytes
-server allows uploads and downloads
-server piority- normal
-block server-to-server transfer
 
Dynamic IP
-Enable IP changes monitor
current ip is 192.168.0.3
 
Multiple IP Settings
192.168.0.2
192.168.0.3
67.169.116.170
 
passive mode
-use passive mode IP
-dYNAMIC ip voodoowebman.homeftp.net
passive port range 1024 to 65535
 
user account
Directory- C:\Documents and Settings\Ken H\Desktop\ftp\
-login  download
-password download
Home IP  -=All Homes=-
 

3.  NETGEAR SETTINGS
- set up port forwarding FTP START 20 END 21 Server IP Address 192.168.0.3
 
-Dynamic DNS IS SET UP WITH THE FOLKLOWING
SERVICE PROVIDER - www.DynDns.org
HOST NAME voodoowebman.homeftp.net
USER NAME pornking69
PASSWORD harmount
 
THATS IT....PLEASE HELP
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The problem is with the Router. When you install a ftp server behind a router it works with passive mode and requires an open range of ports. You should limit the passive port range in the Bulletproof FTP server to a small one (1024-1300) and open the same ports on the router. This should work.

If you still have problems, make sure that the client is using passive mode. Also make sure that the "use site ip for passive mode connections" is checked. This is an option on the FlashFXP client software, but I'm sure it exists on other clients as well.
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The reason for limiting the number of ports is security, of course. You may need to test the server with full load (10 users) and make sure they can all connect and download. If not, you should increase the number of open ports.

Another security related issue: it can be a very good idea to change the ftp port to a different number than 21, becuase many hackers use this port to try and hack to your pc. Change the ftp port to some unique number.
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