Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Allow FTP on SBS 2003

Posted on 2014-01-21
3
Medium Priority
?
294 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-26
I've been asked to find out why a server cannot connect to our Data Distribution server via FTP (standard port 21).

The problem server is SBS 2003. I've port forwarded FTP in their Gateway/Firewall (even though this server is not a FTP server itself).

Other servers/computers from our various offices can access our Distribution server fine...

Where do I start troubleshooting this?
0
Comment
Question by:Reece Dodds
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 84

Expert Comment

by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 39798746
If it is not an FTP server (meaning that it does not have the IIS6 FTP service or any other FTP server running),  then they will simply not be able to connect because the service does not exist.

The other servers/computers are using other methods such as shared directories.  Find out how they are connecting and suggest that the problem server use that method.
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
Reece Dodds earned 0 total points
ID: 39798760
You misunderstand.
The server with the problem is not hosting.  It's a client connecting to the host (our Distribution server). IIS/FTP service on the server with the problem is irrelevant.

Nevermind though - I found what the problem was.  The poxy ISP configured ADSL2+ modem/gateway had an "Advanced Firewall Settings" page nestled deep where traffic could be enabled/disabled in their entirety.  Changed this and all is well.  

The modem is a Thompson 2701HGV-W Gateway if anyone else has a similar problem.

Thanks though
0
 
LVL 7

Author Closing Comment

by:Reece Dodds
ID: 39809851
Self-resolved.  I found an Advanced Firewall Settings page in the modem's web interface where FTP could be re-enabled.
The modem is a Thompson 2701HGV-W Gateway if anyone else has a similar problem.
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Did you know SD-WANs can improve network connectivity? Check out this webinar to learn how an SD-WAN simplified, one-click tool can help you migrate and manage data in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This is the first one of a series of articles I’ll be writing to address technical issues that are always referred to as network problems. The network boundaries have changed, therefore having an understanding of how each piece in the network  puzzl…
Resolve DNS query failed errors for Exchange
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
In this video, Percona Solution Engineer Dimitri Vanoverbeke discusses why you want to use at least three nodes in a database cluster. To discuss how Percona Consulting can help with your design and architecture needs for your database and infras…

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question