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Old 04-16-2005, 10:36 AM   #1
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Can't remotely ftp connect


When I try something remotely or within my house, I can connect fine.

My computer: ftp localhost, ftp <my ip address>, etc all work.

Within my house, ftp <My ip address> works.

However, remotely, away from home, it says connection refused.
Immediately, without even a prompt for username.

I'm thinking it may be my router so I forwarded ports 20 and 21 to my ip address but it still doesn't work.

Any idea why?
 
Old 04-16-2005, 10:42 AM   #2
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yup, good call on the router... next issue: your ISP. They all like to block these things -- you probably need to use non-standard ports to get around this...
 
Old 04-16-2005, 11:34 AM   #3
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cool... what would I do...

and possibly how would I do it?

(I'm using Freebsd 5.3)

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Old 04-16-2005, 11:40 AM   #4
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not sure... more than what distro do you use, what ftp daemon do you run? -- the generic solution is you need to change the config file and restart the service.
 
Old 04-16-2005, 11:47 AM   #5
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I use the standard ftp daemon, ftpd I think it is.
 
Old 04-16-2005, 12:07 PM   #6
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look in /etc/ for ftpd.conf
or /etc/ftpd/ftpd.conf
or similar

once found, edit the file and look for "port" keyword
 
Old 04-16-2005, 12:23 PM   #7
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The only ftpd conf file is in /usr/src/contrib/lukemftpd/src/ftpd.conf.5
--Obviously, not what I want...

any other ideas?
 
Old 04-16-2005, 12:26 PM   #8
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that looks like a manpage -- there's gotta be a config file somewhere (and most likely under /etc) -- not being a *bsd user, i'm not familiar with where they like to put things, perhaps someone else could be ov more presise help to you...
 
Old 04-16-2005, 12:30 PM   #9
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locate ftpd.conf, that's all that came up...

Thanks anyway.
 
Old 04-16-2005, 12:36 PM   #10
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it might also be ftp.conf

i'd browse /etc to find it rather than using locate
 
Old 04-16-2005, 12:52 PM   #11
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ftpd.conf ftp.conf
in both
/etc/ and /usr/local/etc/ I got nothing.

There is a way of forwarding ports using pf.conf (port forward), but I don't know how.

-Although, not individual ports anyway.
 
  


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