Make an FTP Server?

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  1. jimsowden macrumors 68000

    jimsowden

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    I want to have my G5 run as an FTP server. I can turn on FTP access, but that only is working on my local network. (I'm on an airport) I want to be able to just hit the computers at my school up with some ftp://68.84.46.15
    and be able to login. Any chance of doing this? BTW, all firewalls are off.

    When I turn it on in Sharing prefs instead of an address I get this:
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    You need to config your AirPort to forward TCP/IP port 21 to the IP of your G5.
     
  3. jimsowden thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok, so in port mapping i have public port 21 going to prive ip address 192.168.1.2 with private port zero?
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  6. varmit macrumors 68000

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    Try this first. Put your computer in the DMZ. This means all traffic on all ports gets thrown to your G5. Try to connect. If not, then your ISP is blocking that port to keep people from having FTP servers. If you can connect, then do a port forward for port 21 to your Mac. Also, you might want to do SSH instead. Using something like Fugu, http://rsug.itd.umich.edu/software/fugu/, to connect and trade files. Its more protected than ftp. And SSH uses port 22, which is probably not blocked like port 21 is.
     
  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Don't worry, we got it woking (AIM) :)
     

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