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What are the steps to login to my internal ftp server, from the Internet?
I want to access an ftp server that I built at home (for remote storage when I am away from home). I have Verizon as my ISP and my internal IP begin 192.168.xxx.xxx I can see an "external IP address which begins 71.170.xxx.xxx, but I do not know how to tell if I am behind a proxy server. I have "forwarded" port 21 on the router and set up a free DYNDNS account.
I need specific, Layman's terms to figure out what I need to do to connect to my internal server, from the Internet while I'm away from home. I realize that someone will answer this question with "see wiki pages" or cut and paste a typical response - however I need step by step processes to resolve this. ( i.e. Step 1 = this, Step 2 = that, etc.)
If you're up for the challenge it would be appreciated!
Answer by VikingTiger · Jun 22, 2010 at 04:31 AM
Note that FTP is a very old protocol, designed at a time when the Internet "landscape" was significantly different than it is today. FTP doesn't fit well into today's reality of firewalls, NAT routers etc. Put short, you may run into issues which are hard to avoid, because of the way FTP works. FTP is also an insecure protocol.
I assume you have tried to connect to your FTP server from the Internet without much luck? Were you able to connect at all? If you have gotten any error messages, please specify them.
Answer by RotBlitz · Jun 22, 2010 at 10:31 AM
"I need step by step processes to resolve this."
What's so bad with the existing step-by-step guides?
We would need to know to improve them! No feed-back, no improvement, so easy!
Also, how could we provide individual instructions with the general information you gave?
Answer by jasahasch · Jul 06, 2011 at 06:55 PM
Download a program called FileZilla, [FileZilla / Server and Client Downloads], open port(21) on router (enable both TCP&UDP connections), open port in Windows Firewall (one for a TCP connection/ another for UDP connection, label both settings either File Zilla , or FTP, or whatever. Follow this link to watch how to install and set up file Zilla TCP Server/Client. Connect using External IP Adress when away from home and Internal IP Address when your on your private LAN. It can be done, Good luck. Update viruse protection ... ALWAYS!. [FileZilla Video] : http://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=server : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHnbnwPC5-0