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FTP ip needs DNS name

By jasonschambers ·
I just setup my ftp site on win2k server. I am behind a firewall and have nat going. I can connect through the ip name but thats it when I try to use our domain name which is also our website address it does not work. Do i need to setup the ftp under dns or what? I try ftp.djgrp.com and it never works so I need help...Please give me som details

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by ins413 In reply to FTP ip needs DNS name

Are you going through a web browser? If so, then try ftp://ftpservername.domainname.com. I have a similar setup at home that this works on. It's something to try anyways. Good Luck.

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by james_simon In reply to FTP ip needs DNS name

Yes you will need to set it up in DNS. FTP is not put in dns by default.

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I am not giving point away I told you I needed details.Please add detail

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by timwalsh In reply to FTP ip needs DNS name

In DNS you need to add a new alias record for ftp. This record will resolve ftp to a given computer.
1. Open your DNS tool.
2. Highlight the forward lookup zone for your domain (xyz.com), right-click and choose New Alias.
3. You will see 3 boxes; in the top box will be your parent domain name (which will be grayed out); in the second box enter "ftp"; in the third box, enter the FQDN of the server hosting your ftp (snuffy.xyz.com); click Okay.
4. This will enter a CNAME record in DNS sothat queries for ftp resolve correctly. CNAME records will allow multiple names to be resolved to a given computer (i.e. mail, ftp, www, etc.)

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by ins413 In reply to FTP ip needs DNS name

Seeing as you are in a domain, isn't DNS already setup? Besides, if you can hit your own web page using it's DNS name, wouldn't it be safe to say that DNS has been setup, and all you need is the FQDN of the server running the FTP service? This allrevolves around who is handling your DNS. If it is the ISP, then a host record needs to point to the server, if you are doing it internally, a host record should have been added dynamically by DNS.

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