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Clarification on FTP server (web base)

Dear Experts,

I am trying to achieve this scenario but I am little confuse as how it is done.

I have installed a FTP server which is a member of my domain. The server has internal IP address and it is able to access the internet through the gateway IP. The server is installed behind the firewall. I am good to this point.

The server has a feature for file transfer and I need your help to make this work. The idea is when an internal user should access the server via the webbrowser and send files to outside user. The server has a server portal that will generate an email with a link and send it to the outside user. The remote user will receive the email with the link and download the files.

The file sharing tab is where I put information line domain name or IP, email address - that the remote user will see . SMTP address. Does the IP needs to be the public or internal IP and how to define that in the DNS as I have Two DNS server.

In my infrastructure I have 2 DNS server . First DNS is the internal DNS  and 2nd DNS is the DNS used by devices facing the internet.
I am not sure which one shall I populate to make this work.

Lets say my public domain is gts.ca
what shall I put in the domain URL and the change in 1st and 2nd DNS.
SMTP part is clear and the firewall part is clear in which I will map internal ip to public IP that I have.

Thank you for your help.
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Thank you Dan.

So I will need to define a server hostname in my external DNS : like http://share.domain.com and this will have the public IP that will be mapped using the firewall.

What about the internal IP given to the server? the host name will be defied in the internal DNS. correct?
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Also, in order to use a name for your links you will need to acquire a public domain name that points to the IP of your external router/firewall. If you don't have those options with your ISP you can use a free DNS service such as No-ip.com or dyndns.com .
I personally use No-ip.com and pay $20 a year for 25 public dns names, but you can get 3 for free.
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