External FTP

Just a quick question. Do you need an ISA Server to have external FTP/VPN. If not how do you go about it without one.
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What is your enviroment?  Is this for you home or work?  How do you connect to the Internet.   There is NO need for a ISA server to have an external FTP/VPN server, but it is one possibility.
iscairnsAuthor Commented:
I am running two servers on windows server 2003 in an office. We have a partial T1 from Nuvox.
iscairnsAuthor Commented:
We also have 8 external ip addresses.
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O.K. that is a good start.  Do you have a firewall or proxy server now?  Physically what is the connection between the T1 and your LAN?  Meaning is it:

 T1 <--> DSU/CSU <--> ROUTER <--> Switch <--> Rest of your LAN

 T1 <--> DSU/CSU <--> ROUTER <--> Firewall <--> Switch <--> Rest of your LAN

 T1 <--> DSU/CSU <--> ROUTER <--> PROXY <--> Switch <--> Rest of your LAN

Do you own/manage the router?  Do you have it setup for NAT'ing?
iscairnsAuthor Commented:

T1<-->Router/Firewall<-->Switch<-->Rest of the LAN

The router is a RT314 its kinda old we are looking to upgrade it im honestly not sure if it is has NAT.
No you do not "NEED" an ISA server, if not using then here is some option:

is none of your computers are running with internal IP's? like i.e 192.168.x.x or 172.16.x.x.., if you're not running NAT, seems your router could be doing routing only.. If NAT is used see following and else too

here is one way... in case you are using internal IP

I was going to type it, but found this on my favorites...


Either will help on your plans..

hope it helps

Documentation on how to make a public server on the RT314:


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excellent to see you got fixed your FTP Q..

I only have 1 more question,
Why if I posted the same link and sollution even with an option before Guiltjr he get's the points?...
no hard feeling guiltjr, only wondering!!

iscairnsAuthor Commented:
CKWT sorry didnt mean upset anyone but giltjr had been helping me for about a day and i recieved both comments the following morning and just went straight to his link not even realizing it was the same one.
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