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Old 01-13-2008, 02:24 AM   #1
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setting up FTP server VSFTP

i tried to make a ftp but it only works on my local area network,

how can i set up one that can be access by other users across the web like
downloading. im using a dynamic IP. thanks
Old 01-13-2008, 04:41 AM   #2
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Is is configured to allow anonymous logins? Are you using tcp-wrapper? Have you configured Iptables?

Could you post a little bit more information like your vsftp.conf file so we could see what your situation.
Old 01-13-2008, 05:55 AM   #3
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No. not yet. i just installed vsftpd. and yes i allows anonymous users.
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Well your firewall has to be open on the required ports. It really depends on how you setup the .conf file as to what ports.

Your router (if you use one) should forward those ports to your machine also.

If you can access it from your lan but not outside this is likely a router or firewall issue. Just a guess tho.
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Or are you just asking HOW to do it?
In other words you just installed it and want to do it, but don't know how to get others to access it (never tried outside yet)?
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just install vsftpd and you can see ftpusers , user_list ,vsftpd.conf

edit nsftpd.conf and add the below lines at the end


edit user_list to allow users

ftpusers to deny users.

restart vsftpd

Old 01-21-2008, 05:10 AM   #7
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It may also required a public IP because when anyone want to access or download ur ftp, it may not work from outside ur LAN.

Users r access by using public IP but u can also configure ur ftp in ur lan with routing protocol which redirect ur public ip in ur lan.

best of luck


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