ftp help

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by seperatist, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. seperatist

    seperatist OSNN Senior Addict

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    hi,


    i want to setup an ftp server that my friend can access to upload .wav files to my pc so we can record together from a distance. i downloaded filezilla server but when i try to have him get in he can't. i know the ftp address can't be the default one 127.0.0.1. i am behind a d-link router (DI-704). could that be the trouble, that and the incorrect IP.


    help please?



    thanks
     
  2. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    http://www.findmyip.com/ <-- That will tell you your external IP address. Also need to open the ports on the router.
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    127.0.0.1 is a loopback address:
    Try the link suggested above to get your external address.
     
  4. seperatist

    seperatist OSNN Senior Addict

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    ok, now i have my IP. i will try it again. thanks.
     
  5. seperatist

    seperatist OSNN Senior Addict

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    well, i tried putting in the IP correctly but it is not working. i have now clue what to do with this. my knowledge on this is zero.

    i just want to be able to transfer files to each others pc's without using an instant messenger or email. IM because i may not be home when the transer happens and email because the files are on average about 40megs.

    any other ideas?
     
  6. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    You will also have to login to your router and open the ports you ae using from the application.
     
  7. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    If you have discovered your external IP address, you need to forward the port (21 by default) to listen on the address your machine is using.

    For example:

    Say your public, external IP is 54.83.21.111
    And the IP of the machine internally running your FTP server is 192.168.1.100

    You need to login to your router, forward port 21 to 192.168.1.100. What also may be a good idea is to set the IP statically to that machine, thus avoiding connectivity issues in the future.

    Then have your friend connect to your FTP using 54.83.21.111

    Should be all set :)
     
  8. seperatist

    seperatist OSNN Senior Addict

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    thanks, i will try that in the morning.
     
  9. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Another thing I just came across - Orbitfiles gives you 1GB of online storage for free :)

    http://www.orbitfiles.com/

    If you can't get the FTP to work, that may be a viable option as well.