FTP on Server 2003

March 3, 2006 at 13:02:07
Specs: Server 2003, Intel/512k

I believe I have somewhat successfully set up FTP on my server 2003 box. I am able to logon as one of the users on the box using a DOS box and ftp client. However, when I try to do it from another computer on the internet, I get connected, but it never displays a logon prompt for user name or password. After a few moments, it times out and disconnects with an error "connect closed by the remote host." I'm connecting to it using XP/ftp client. Any help appreciated as I'm quite a novice at all this!

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March 3, 2006 at 14:25:30

you running a firewall on the other PC's?

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March 3, 2006 at 15:37:47

On the XP box, yes. If I turn XP firewall off, I can't even get an ftp connection to the server. With the firewall on, it connects.

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March 3, 2006 at 16:05:07

that makes less sense

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March 3, 2006 at 16:24:21

I know, I think it's because I don't have anything correct on my DI-624 router as far as making the server FTP port open to the internet. I can even connect to the server's IP address even if I don't have my server powered on lol.
I opened port 21 on the router for FTP (using the "virtual server" setting). Thought that would do it but apparently there's a lot more to this than I know how to do sigh....

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March 4, 2006 at 05:52:50

The issue probably is in your router as to be honest there isnt alot to do on the server side except in IIS. If everything is onsite, remove the router out of the equation and try it via switch.

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March 4, 2006 at 09:33:25

Excellent suggestion. I will do that. Thanks!

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March 4, 2006 at 12:28:37

ftp uses two ports, tcp 20 and 21. port 21 is the connection port and port 20 is the data port. make sure that port 20 is open as well

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March 5, 2006 at 15:32:41

Did not know that, perhaps that's another problem. Thank you!

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