Can I change FTP portson server

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Guys,

    What is keeping me from changing ports on my FTP server. It is at the default 21, but do I have other choices? What other choices for port numbers do I have?

    Thanks in advance

    Heeter
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    What particular software are you using? Most FTP server software has an option to specify the port number somewhere in the options.
     
  3. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    I am using the G6FTP Server (bulletproof)

    I tried changing to port 9902,just for a test, on my router as well I forwarded same port, but we could not logon. Changing back to 21, we were able to logon. Go figure. maybe it has something to do with my ISP?

    Heeter
     
  4. koko

    koko Got Root?

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    that is weird. as long as it's not a port already used by something else, and i doubt that 9902 is...it should work.

    you may be right - your isp may be teh debbil!
     
  5. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Heeter, friend of mine ran into a problem like that.

    Turns out with his router he had to (and this is a vague memory):

    Open the ports on the router
    Forward the ports on the router.

    In a specific order. Try it both ways since I'm senility challenged this morning.
     
  6. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    yeah ... port forward the ports in your router then it will work ..
     
  7. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    my router is linksys bfer41, something like that.

    I never opened a port, just forwarded one.

    I will check on that.

    Heeter