Originally posted by: ColemontHD
Ok guys. I downloaded and installed Filezilla Server and followed the steps shown here:
I started a server using 127.0.0.1 with port 14147 just like the instructions said. The server is up, I go to ftp.myipaddress.com and it doesnt work. I am on a linksys router with a 1mb connection upload. Can you guys help me with the steps to make this work?
Try it on the machine that is running Filezilla. The address you are using (127.0.0.1) is a loopback address. It's for applications on a machine to talk to other applications on the same machine.
If you want to provide access to people outside of that machine, you will need to set it to the IP address of the computer filezilla is running on (192.168.1.101 - which is probably a dhcp address, so unless you only have 1 machine using dhcp it may change).
Try it on the local machine first. Then change the IP address it binds to to the 192.168 address and try it from a second machine on the same network (behind the router). Lastly, try it from a machine outside of your network (get a friend to help if you have to).
EDIT: Ok, that seems retarded. The 127.0.0.1:14147 thing is for admin purposes. 14147 does not appear to be the port you need to connect to to access the server.
In the filezilla settings:
: Listen on these ports: 21 is default, if you haven't changed this then you're fine. If you have, it's easy to work with.
: My fresh install has "*", so my above assumptions were definitely wrong. Bummer.
Passive mode settings
: Someone else mentioned PASV, this is where you would fiddle with that.
My original troubleshooting is still mostly applicable.
- ftp to your machine from that machine
- ftp to the filezilla machine from another machine on the local lan
- Make sure the correct ports are forwarded from the SOHO NAT box
- Try to ftp into the system from a machine external to your lan
Sounds like it'd be about the right order too.