FTP sites not opening

January 2, 2013 at 04:33:40
Specs: windows 7, 3.2 GHz / 3327 MB

I need to receive a 15GB file from a friend, we are using xlight to transfer the file,I dont know much about all this but i am unable to open his ftp server which is (ftp://10.10.xxx.xxx:21).I havent yet installed xlight, i paste this site on my address bar and nothing happens, it gets timed out, i am only facing the problem others are able to access the site....any solutions my firewall is off, and quick heal firewall is on ....

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edited by moderator: Shouldn't publish public IP's.


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#1
January 2, 2013 at 07:49:11

The other end may not be setup to perform ftp through a web browser.

Try installing the ftp program and using it and see what results you get.

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#2
January 2, 2013 at 08:06:18

No need to install anything, just use a free online file sharing site.

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/15-gre...


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#3
January 2, 2013 at 21:04:59

Maybe try this: go out to command prompt (cmd.exe), type FTP [enter]
Then you maybe get prompt: FTP>
now type:
open 10.10.xxx.xxx
(leave off the :21, that is generally assumed as the ftp port, which may be what's fouling your browser as well).
If you got this far no error, it's asking for username or (none). Try [ENTER]
(ie: none). If that fails try "guest".
Then when it asks for pass, try just [ENTER] key. (If "guest" is set up, it almost by definition will not have a password.).
If you got this far, then you're set to go, other than navigating to the correct directory.
I would first try removing the :21 from your browser-bar.

@wanderer: I wondered about that, but not long enough for the bulb to light up! ;-)


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#4
January 3, 2013 at 08:02:54

Sorry to have to state the obvious here but that 10.10.xxx.xxx is not a public ip but a private one.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privat...

You need the public ip of the routers wan port to then be forwarded in the router to the internal private ip address of the ftp server.

Simply put your friend gave you the wrong address. Have him go to ipchicken.com to get the correct one.

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