FTP server OS X Panther behind airport base station

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  1. Stramec macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone help with a small problem I'm having.

    I am trying to et up an ftp server using Panther, to help transfer files
    between our two small offices.

    The set up as is:

    DSL cable modem
    Airport base station, running on Ibook OS 9.2 (do not have the option of ugrading this to OS X)
    G4 running OS X 10.3.2 connect via Airport card to the internet (this is to
    be the the ftp server)

    I have started FTP services on the G4, added the user, set up a dynamic DNS
    at www.no-ip.com as I obviously have the usual internal network Ip address
    (10.0.1.4 etc) and I have changed the port 21 mapping on the Ibook, to
    redirect.

    When I try to connect it takes an age, but eventually it asks for username
    and password, I enter these, but after a while again it informs me these
    details are incorrect.

    I have checked and double checked that what I enter is the username as
    given, and also added the user to the Ibook just incase that was where the
    stumbling block was.

    I have also run a ping test on the domain and that comes back fine.

    I have searched and searched but there doesn't seem to be a step by step
    guide for setting this type of ftp server up...only doing it without the
    router/bas station.

    So to be honest I'm at a bit of a loss, any help would be gratefully
    received!

    Regards Stewart
     
  2. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    North Carolina
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    So you're connecting to the net via software base station on an OS 9 iMac? You might try hooking the G4 directly to the DSL and seeing if you can at least get it to work that way. I suspect software base station just isn't going to cut it. If that works, then you could buy a Linksys wireless hub for around $100 to use as your base station, and FTP should work fine.
     
  3. Stramec thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok thanks I'll give that a go and see how I get on.

    Do you mean that the airport software on the OS9 Ibook, just doesn't have enough mustard to deal with all the rerouting?

    Bit of a pain, I was hoping not to have to introduce a hub as the network works fine for what we need ...and you know what they say,

    "If it ain't broke..."

    but if that is the only way,

    thanks again
     

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