OSX FTP and WRT54G

Discussion in 'macOS' started by andcraig, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. andcraig macrumors regular

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    Here's my issue.
    I'm trying to get the FTP server on my powerbook up and running from home so that other people (myself included) can access files remotely.

    I have a WRT54G and set it to forward ports 20 and 21 to my powerbook's IP address, but people still can't connect (and yes i have it enabled under sharing)
    I checked what my external IP is and gave that to someone to try and they recieved a i believe 504 user anonymous error and could not log in.

    If anyone can help with how to properly set up the WRT54G to allow FTP access it would be greatly appreciated

    Oh and i also tried putting it into a DMZ, that didn't seem to do anything at all.
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Are you giving them a user name and password so they can get into you computer?
     
  3. andcraig thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah, but it never comes up with a prompt asking for it?
    should it somehow be incorporated into the address?
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    How are the users tyring to FTPin to your computer? Terminal, 3rd part app, finder? Sounds like they are trying to FTP in via anonymous user instead of via a registered user.
     
  5. andcraig thread starter macrumors regular

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    they're on windows, so they're trying with Internet Explorer and Firefox.
     
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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  7. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    damn smileys...

    Code:
    ftp://username:password@server
    
    ex ftp://bill:pass@www.amazon.com
     
  8. andcraig thread starter macrumors regular

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    thank you!
    it finally works

    it was that darn syntax for the address that was throwing it off.
     
  9. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Glad you got it working. :cool:
     

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