FTP Problems

  fitshase 12:13 19 Dec 2006

OK, I posted this a while back but then let it drop due to a change in priorities. However, now I need to get my FTP server up and running and I'm hitting the same problem.

I have an FTP server running on an external HDD. All works well from the internal network. I have opened the port (port 21) on my router to allow FTP traffic. When I try to input the ftp address in a web browser (from the internal network), all works well, the router logs the tcp traffic as a rule match and I can access the ftp server.

However, if anyone else tries to connect they get nothing. The page cannot be displayed. However, my router still recognises the attempt as a rule match so it is getting to the router, through the router and then nothing!

Help anyone?


  fitshase 09:25 20 Dec 2006

well, after much puzzling and hair pulling I have managed it.

The FTP server in the external HDD was manually set an IP address (so it was static) but the subnet was incorrect ( instead of

So, set the external HDD to get an IP from the DHCP server and then set the router to give it a static IP. All is working great now!

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