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setting up an ftp server

well i managed to set up a web server, thanks for your help, now i need to do the same with an ftp server.
I've allowed port 21 forwarding on my router and correctly configured my ftp server but still can't connect
Anybody got any clues
Thanks
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RE: setting up an ftp server

Can user connect or is it you who cant connect?
I assume you have no firewall software which may stop it?
What error do you get if any?

try my page http://www.mwright.plus.com/drivec.htm
and there are some links to sites like sheilds up which will tell you if your port is open

Some good test to try here as well


> well i managed to set up a web server, thanks for your help, now i need to do the same with an ftp server.
> I've allowed port 21 forwarding on my router and correctly configured my ftp server but still can't connect
> Anybody got any clues
> Thanks

chino
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Posts: 446
Registered: 27-06-2007

RE: setting up an ftp server

Or you can do this...

First, download bullet proof ftp server from:- www.bpftp.com

Here's the basic instructions: (assuming you've installed it properly)

1. Open up the program.

2. To add users, go to Setup > User Accounts

3. In the far right window (titled "User Accounts"), right-click > Add

4. Type in a user name

5. User will be created. Then, in the middle of the window at the bottom, there
will be the new user name there, along with a random password already generated.
Change the password to whatever you want.

6. To make this user have access to directories or folders in your FTP, in the
middle-top window, right-click > Add
7. Select the folder/directory you want veiwable to the user.

8. Once added, click the new folder Line it added there, and along that there
will be a bunch of things to check off. Check off ALL except the two "Delete's"
9. Repeat any of the above to add additional users/directories.

Tweaking

10. To do additonal tweaking for that user account, use the section along the left.
Defaults are good, but if you're not crappy at this, you can change a few things.

11. Under Misc: you can change the Timeout. Also, check off "Show Relative Path"
- this will make your FTP directory look like this: / and when someone opens up a subdirectory, it'll look like this: / WhateverTheFolderNAme Why bother? Looks nicer (rather than C:\Windows\Documents and Settings\Someother Crap\
12. That should be all you should have to change.

13. To change overall Server settings, like the Name of it, go to: Setup > Main > General

The rest you can figure out - not difficult

ISP's, especially Cable and DSL, do routine port scans on their users who have had extremely high bandwidth fluctuations because they think something's up... generally the question asked is, are people running a server.
The average home user a is a complete baffoon and leaves their port in the program at the default one. Running FTP servers, web servers, hotline servers, etc.
As far as I know, peer 2 peer programs are safe, things like Morpheus/Kazaa, WinMX, etc. Morpheus which runs on port 1214 - if you don't use Morpheus, this would be a good port to use, because your ISP would be aware of it being Morpheous used on that port and when they did a scan, and they would think nothing of it as high amounts of bandwidth may be being used by it, if you leave it open all the time.
Usually ISP's only scan basic ports, like 21 [FTP], HTTP [80], SMTP [23], POP3 [110], SNMP [161] - you get the idea. The reason they scan these ports is specifically to look for servers, because as it states in almost all the EULA's [End User License Agreement] I've read, running a server is strictly prohibited and your access will be cut without warning, and that's it.
Sometimes they scan higher, if someone snitches on you or something - but all they see is an open port, they don't know what's on that port, but they know it's open. Some ISP's even take the next step up if they really wanna nab you, and try to connect to that port with a number of different applications. But this is an extremely rare event.
I've known people to get banned from their particular ISP for life, and their name and address etc sent to other local ISP's as a minor warning.
So it's safe to say that running a server on a nice high port, or on the same port as a peer to peer transfor program that you _DON'T_ use is a good idea. The reason I say don't use is because if you use both at the same time, there will be a conflict with the port and one transfer will be dropped dead.
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Your one, two, three easy guide to finding out what port a peer to peer prog runs on!
First things first, download somehting you prolly arne't going to use... say WinMX, or Morpheus.
Install it, do some transfering - grab some MP3's ... small stuff, because you're going to have to monitor these connections.
Open a DOS prompt once you have a transfer or 8 <> going:
Start -> Run -> (type in the box) command -> hit enter [Win 98]
Start -> Run -> (type in the box) cmd -> hit enter [Win2K/XP]
In the dos window, type: netstat and then hit enter
You'll see a big list of connections from your PC. Look for the ones that say ESTABLISHED and try to figure out what port the prog is running on.
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Active Connections
Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
TCP digital:1158 msgr-ns68.msgr.hotmail.com:1863
under state is where it will say ESTABLISHED
msgr-ns68.msgr.hotmail.com:1863 <- this is the gold right here. 1863 is the port number.
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If you have say, 6 downloads going in any given peer to peer proggy, you'll notice the port at the end is the same on each and every one of those... that is most likely those 6 MP3's you're downloading from 6 different people. Now you know what port that peer 2 peer prog is using, and you can use it as your FTP's IP and for the most part, you'll be safe from the watching eye of your ISP.
ALSO:
Remember that anything high is generally safe. This saves you trouble if you don't feel like doing the netstat thing to find the common port of a peer to peer prog.
6000 to 10000 and above is safe.
PLEASE DO NOT USE PORT 12345!!!
I can't stress this enough. This is the commonly known port of 'NetBUS' - a well known Trojan Virus. Having that port open makes anyone with the remote for the virus able to plant the virus on your PC and play with your head, steal and/or delete your files, listen to your message echo's, etc.
Enjoy. Have fun. And be safe.

cUnDaLl

p.s. did u know there are s/n & reg patches that turn free applications into the full version .... (i am not suggesting that you do this, of course pay for it i am just informing you of it..)

Sorry one last thing where did get the software for setting up a webserver?
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chino
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Posts: 446
Registered: 27-06-2007

RE: setting up an ftp server

I guess no one like's it !!


This took me a long time!!


cUnDaLl
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jlpappin
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Registered: 12-09-2007

RE: setting up an ftp server

Thats because Ceberus FTP is about 100 times better Smiley

Still thanks for writing it cuz I tried bftp but preffered Ceberus.