How do you allow FTP services to work in win 2008 r2

August 20, 2012 at 08:07:33
Specs: Windows server 2008 R2
Ok i am having a problem with my Win server 2K8 R2 machine.

It is mainly used for database backs up in a doctors office.
But recently he wanted to have some backups stored out of the office in case of fire ect..

But for whatever reason i cannot get it setup so i can have FTP connect to a FTP server setup there.
And neither will it connect to one which is located on a other machine.(not on the network)

I tried windows ftp server and right now trying with Filezilla FTP server.
But i have yet to figure out how you unblock them.

At first i figured it was the same problem as on my Windows 7 pc which won't allow incoming connections either, unless the firewall is turned off.
But for this windows server 2008 even turning the firewall off won't do anything.

Any pro's can explain to me what it is i am supposed to change so it actually allows incoming connections to a ftp server?


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#1
August 20, 2012 at 09:49:15
To put files on a remote server, the ftp command should work. Only the client is needed, not a server. Here's an example:

C:\>ftp 192.168.1.102
Connected to 192.168.1.102.
220 FTP server (Version 6.4/OpenBSD
7) ready.
User (192.168.1.102:(none)): guapo
331 Password required for guapo.
Password:
230- Welcome to Linux Mint 13 Maya (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-23-generic i6
230- Welcome to Linux Mint
230 User guapo logged in.
ftp> put adhoc.txt
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for 'adhoc.txt'.
226 Transfer complete.
ftp: 185 bytes sent in 0.00Seconds 185000.00Kbytes/sec.
ftp> quit
221 Goodbye.

C:\>

If that's all you want to do, why do you want to run the FTPD in order to accept incoming connections?

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#2
August 20, 2012 at 10:30:55
I am going to give that a try in a moment.

The reason i installed FTPD is to see if it was win ftp or just a setting.
I had trouble before on windows server with ftp connections being blocked.

If i can just do a regular transfer from a directory i am good, that's all that is needed.

Edit : Just tried this, but after hanging on 'ftp ip''
it just goes to ftp> prompt, i did not see any incoming connections either on the server.


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#3
August 20, 2012 at 13:07:33
You are confusing the terminology. You don't mean incoming, you mean a response to your outgoing request. Where is your remote account located? You didn't use the IP that I used, did you?

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#4
August 20, 2012 at 13:29:44
No of course not haha.
I am using the IP from the ftp server which is supposed to store the backup.

From what i can tell the command prompt does the same as a ftp client does, which is time out after some time.
It's just not able to connect to the remote server.


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#5
August 21, 2012 at 19:14:39
That's correct. The command prompt does the same thing as the FTP client. In fact, it is an FTP client. If it's timing out, then the server isn't answering. Can you ping that IP address?

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#6
August 22, 2012 at 02:18:09
No from the server i cannot ping any IP.
No problems on the other PC's though.
So it has to be something in the settings.

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#7
August 22, 2012 at 05:26:07
Open a command prompt & try to FTP to the remote server. If that isn't blocked, go back to your server & look for those settings. Disable Windows Firewall & if there is Norton or some other worthless program, disable that too, until you can determine the cause. Then correct the settings.

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#8
August 22, 2012 at 07:35:11
Command prompt FTP does not work either.
Firewall disabled has no effect at all.
No norton or something alike that could be blocking things.

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#9
August 22, 2012 at 12:24:35
Are you sure of the FTP server's IP address?

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#10
August 22, 2012 at 14:17:25
100% sure, use it all the time on other systems.
The computers using windows 7 got no problem connecting(as long as i turn firewall off).
But the windows server 2008 R2 refuses to connect, not even with firewall off it will work.

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#11
August 22, 2012 at 17:03:24
Well, good luck finding the block. I certainly can't see it from here.

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#12
August 22, 2012 at 18:09:35
Post the output of the following commands:

ipconfig /all
route print
ping 4.2.2.1
ping google.com

Tony


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#13
August 31, 2012 at 10:50:57
I'm surprised that no one else on here mentioned that transferring patient data over FTP exposes confidential information. FTP is not encrypted, so I hope your backup files are. Otherwise, you're putting a huge liability on your client.

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#14
August 31, 2012 at 14:06:51
Nothing was mentioned about the type of data and I don't like to make assumptions.

Tony


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