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By BorgInva ·
I set up my FTP in MS IISv5. It works internally using "ftp locahost". But I can not get it to work outside the home network. The website, also on IIS, is http://myname.me:1701. I tried for the ftp this ftp://myname.me and it did not work.
What am I doing wrong? What should IIS be setup for the default FTP to work? I can current get it to ask for login but it timesout after it does.
Thank you and God bless.

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by CG IT In reply to FTP Externally

you may not be doing anything wrong. what may be happening is that Internet ftp traffic over port 20/21 isnt reaching your IIS site internally.

could be a packet filter isnt allowing traffic in or you dont have the right fowarding to your IIS site.

explain how your firewall/router is setup, how traffic finds your internal ftp site, what authentication requirements you have on FTP, any port fowarding enabled and to which server, how is your ftp site in IIS configured?

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by BorgInva In reply to

Not sure if you saw my comment from yesterday, but I ended up finding the problem since. The FTP worked the entire time. The localhost command does only work on the local PC. I do not know why. But I found that IE SUCKS! It can not do FTP. I took a chance and used my Smart FTP program. Internally using 192.168.0.4 it worked. I can see my files. Then I used it externally to my site address using ftp://myname.me and it worked! It was working the entire time on its defaults but it was what I was using that was not helping. IE (XP Pro SP2 IE6) was just not being very useful. Neither were Netscape (v7.02) or Firefox (v1PR). Plus IE from work (W2k SP4 IE5) gave me no results. SmartFTP saved me yet again.
Thanks for trying.

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by MMerchant In reply to FTP Externally

http://tinyurl.com/6yqxb

something along those lines

Also, I personally like Serve-U FTP server works rather nicely with dyndns.org hence i don't have to memorize my ip addy. and their tech support was GREAT! when I was trying it out, and it was so great that I bought it and have been using it and loving it since.

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by BorgInva In reply to

Thanks but going to stick with IIS for now. Sorry.

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by BorgInva In reply to FTP Externally

CG IT

For these tests, I have all firewalls disabled. Port 21 is forwarded in my router for the PC (PC3) with the IIS FTP.
It works internally using "ftp locahost" in a DOS box and I can log in anonymously (for now). And that only works on local PC3 the IIS FTP is on. From the other 2 PCs (PC1 PC2) on the network, I can not. I even tried (might be doing it wrong) ftp://192.168.0.4 and it does not work.
The FTP is set up with its default options but I will still list them, and this is XP Pro SP2 using IIS 5.1.
IIS>LOCAL>FTP SITES>Properties:
SECURITY ACCOUNTS tab
- All Anonymous Users is CHECKED
- A USERNAME is in there and the password is greyed out.
- Allow only Anony users is NOT CHECKED
- Allow IIS to control password is CHECKED.
MESSAGES Tab
- All blank
HOME DIRECTORY tab
- Everything is greyed but
--READ and LOG are checked, and MSDOS.
IIS>LOCAL>FTP SITES>DEFAULT>Properties:
FTP tab
- Description has a name
- IP ADDRESS is ALL Assigned
- Port 21
- Conneciton and logging irrelevent.
SECURITY tab
- Same as above
MESSAGE Tab
SKIPPING
HOME tab
Local directory on PC for MSDOS.

Hope this helps.

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