FTP Help

I am trying to set up an FTP server to connect to and d-load for off-site back up.

The server is  Win 2003, A linksys router hosting DHCP(with port 21 open), and an external IP address provided by SBC.

I tried to use Windos IIS and when that failed I used WS_FTP Server and that also failed.

On the client side,, the connection always failes by timing out trying to connect.

I also noticed that I can't ping the IP address that SBC gave me.

I have 40 gig to back up so an FTP host is not an option because of price as we are non profit.

Is there some settings that I am missing or is the issue with the IP address?

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Please also open TCP prot 20 ,try it again.

you have to setup port redirection not just open the port on your firewall settings

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bizzie247Author Commented:
Opened port 20, redirected both ports. Still unable to connect. The IIS says that the FTP is connected and I don't see any error in the event logs.
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Please post you error message that you see in the client ftp software.

Can you connect to your FTP server internally?  Did you verify that FTP is working?

Also, you can use the command TELNET 20 or telnet 21 to test to see if the port is open through the firewall...


if you use IE to browser the FTP server,please check the following setting.

1. Open IE, go to Tools | Internet Options and click the Advanced tab.
2. Place a check beside the option Use Passive FTP.
3. Remove the check beside the option Enable Folder View For FTP Sites.

i think the IE enter to passive mode automatic.

bizzie247Author Commented:
regarding this suggestion, would this be on the host side or my side?

I have litterally tried every thing known to man. I even set up WS_FTP on a different server in another location and sitll couldn't connect which lead me to believe the issue was on my end as I am running a PIX 506E, I checked the settings but FTP on that box is open by default. Never cecked IE settings, I will give it a try..... Thanks
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