how do i forward to filezila server from outside the network?

Posted on 2012-08-25
Last Modified: 2012-08-30
i have an external Driver with internal IP which i would like to connect to it with Filezila server which install on IP

i logged to the filezila server and i set user and share folder to the external driver which on ip

in the router i configure to forward port 21 to but when i am connecting through FZ client its not success to connect to FZ server

"Status:      Connection established, waiting for welcome message...
Error:      Could not connect to server"

but when i am changing in the router the port forwading from to its success to establish connection to the external driver but NOT through the FZ server

what should i have to change in the setting in order that FTP will done through FZ server

Question by:gvilbis
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    Assisted Solution

    also forward port 20
    LVL 21

    Assisted Solution

    Is there a firewall or ACL that may be blocking the traffic?

    Author Comment

    i added port 20 and open windows firewall to port 20 and 21 and its success to connect but it disconnecting after few sec

          230 Logged on
    Status:      Connected
    Status:      Retrieving directory listing...
    Command:      PWD
    Response:      257 "/" is current directory.
    Command:      TYPE I
    Response:      200 Type set to I
    Command:      PASV
    Response:      227 Entering Passive Mode (199,27,203,74,211,2)
    Command:      MLSD
    Response:      425 Can't open data connection.
    Error:      Failed to retrieve directory listing

    Author Comment

    maybe because it pasive mode?

    (000003)8/27/2012 0:55:20 AM - (not logged in) (> Connected, sending welcome message...
    (000003)8/27/2012 0:55:20 AM - (not logged in) (> 220 Hi you accessing Gamma server
    (000003)8/27/2012 0:55:20 AM - (not logged in) (> USER vlada
    (000003)8/27/2012 0:55:20 AM - (not logged in) (> 331 Password required for vlada
    (000003)8/27/2012 0:55:21 AM - (not logged in) (> PASS *********
    (000003)8/27/2012 0:55:21 AM - vlada (> 230 Logged on
    (000003)8/27/2012 0:55:21 AM - vlada (> PWD
    (000003)8/27/2012 0:55:21 AM - vlada (> 257 "/" is current directory.
    (000003)8/27/2012 0:55:21 AM - vlada (> TYPE I
    (000003)8/27/2012 0:55:21 AM - vlada (> 200 Type set to I
    (000003)8/27/2012 0:55:21 AM - vlada (> PASV
    (000003)8/27/2012 0:55:21 AM - vlada (> 227 Entering Passive Mode (192,168,1,132,211,4)
    (000003)8/27/2012 0:55:21 AM - vlada (> MLSD
    (000003)8/27/2012 0:55:31 AM - vlada (> 425 Can't open data connection.
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    Accepted Solution

    yes, FTP includes the IP address in the header, so you either need an FTP ALG (Application Layer Gateway) in the router to re-write the header or to use active mode on the filezilla server.

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