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As the title states i'd like to setup an ftp server so I can access music and files anywhere. I have bullet proof ftp but im totally dumbfounded on how to use it. I've googled how to set up an ftp and its not much help.
Im getting my internet through a netgear router that acts as a DHCP(?) server that assignes my ip. Im curious how I can use an ip (not the mask 192.168.0.1 ect) that will let me access the site from anywhere. Any help will be graciously appreciated.
    
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Go here: http://www.aclogic.com/
Get this: http://www.aclogic.com/CesarFTP.exe
Do this: http://www.aclogic.com/simpletutorial/simple.htm

If you're behind a router you'll need to:
1. Make your computer's IP static.
2. Forward port 21 to that computer.
For specifics on port forwarding go here: http://www.overclock.net/faqs/103374...ard-ports.html
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K I got the port forwarding part but I dont know how to set up my comp with a static ip address.
The router I have is

NETGEAR Cable/DSL Web safe router RP614v3
    
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What you'll do is under the DHCP part where it has things like "1 Hour" or "1 Day" listed for how long your computer has an IP. Usually you'll see a pull down box just set it to "Static" or "Forever"

Sorry I don't know much about netgear. /shrug, but for the most part all routers have the same options. You'll come across it eventually.
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This may be of great help : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323384

I couldnt say it better myself.
post #6 of 34
Oh I just realized he's using 2003 server... d'oh I see this question 1,000 times for XP a month. Well there is your walkthrough Chosen lol. Good find didnt think of that Enterp +rep

I don't know if Cesar will work with 2003 server. You can use IIS I guess. You'll still need a static IP on your router and port 21 forwarded.
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If you get no joy with the Guide let me know and ill dig some more up.
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I tried to comprehend the windows link but... Well it wasent happening. Thats why im kinda looking for a walk through. I installed the IIS stuff and everything so im set there. Im just confused on how to compile things into a "web based folder" ex. music(subfolders) -- Computer diagnostic software (subfolders) and the thing on setting a static ip.

And my ip dosent have a reset time. It stays what it is until I switch my ethernet cord to a different port on the router.
    
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Browse to your router (usually 192.168.1.1) and go to the part where you setup your DHCP and change the IP lease time from 1 Hour - 1 Month to "Forever" baddabing! static IP.
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The problem is this router dosent have the ip address exparation.
    
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