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Setting up FTP

By ktodd ·
I setup IIS and forwarded the port and IP to my comp in my linksys router, I put some files in the ftproot and I can reach the ftp server from outside my intranet, but I can't open up the files in internet explorer, I get a "Page cannot be displayed", they are just simple text files. The only way I can see the files is to select "copy to folder", go to that folder and open it up. Why can't I open the files in IE? I went to ftp.microsoft.com and they have text files there that I can open up in my browser.
Can't figure out why it won't open on my site. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Kevin

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by nschulz In reply to Setting up FTP

FTP only uses port 21 as a control channel it uses a different port to send the data, the files are not transferred over port 21. Check out: http://slacksite.com/other/ftp.html for an explaination of how FTP works.

Either you have to open upmore ports (big security risk) or use a client that supports passive FTP like netscape. IE does not support passive FTP.

When you copy the files to a folder IE probably does not use FTP to do that.

Thanks Norm

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by ktodd In reply to Setting up FTP

I have since opened all ports and still I'm getting the same problem

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