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Jonny 2x4

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May 13, 2003
Location
.stl
I have the newest version of GuildFTPd and this is what happened towards the end of the connection.

Code:
PWD 
257 "/" is current directory. 
TYPE A 
200 Type set to A. 
PORT 192,168,1,100,5,21 
200 PORT command successful. 
LIST 
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls (100 bytes). 
425 Can't build data connection. 
List Error


The FTP works fine when i use my local ip address (192.168.1.100), but when I use my external ip address it gets that list error. If anybody can help me out with this I would be very appreciative.

I used to run a ftp off of guildftpd and never had a problem like this. I really want to stick with guildftpd because I don't want to have to learn how to use a new piece of software all over again.

Also, I have an ip that changes if I unplug the router and plug it back in (i have to do that sometimes when the connection messes up). Is there any free place that I can get a domain name to use instead of my ip? If I have a domain name but it's not being used right now, could I use that?
 

Chris

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Sep 30, 2001
Location
England, UK
Are the FTP ports forwarded from you're router to you're local IP? Whe nyou're IP changes all the time its called a Dynamic IP and when it stays the same all the time its Static, you have a Dynamic IP. There are free services out there that will let you use a domain name istead of an IP. The only one i can this of the top of my head is http://www.dyndns.org I dont know if it is free, but like i said thereare some free ones about myabe someone can recommend you one:)
 

su root

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Aug 25, 2001
Location
Ontario, Canada
FTP has 2 modes: PORT mode and PASV. For PORT mode, you need to open ports 20 and 21. In PASV mode, you need port 21, and a range of other ports (check the help of the FTP server program to see what ports it uses).
 
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Jonny 2x4

Jonny 2x4

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Joined
May 13, 2003
Location
.stl
oh crap! thanks su root, i forgot to do the other range......

i'll brb and tell you if it worked.

EDIT: It worked. You do have to have passive on but I also forgot to open up the port range, thank again guys (I can't believe I forgot that...).
 
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