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this may be a ridiculous question but oh well. I made an ubuntu FTP server and set users/passwords, I forwarded the ports on my router. What is the next step? How do I access the files remotely? I need to find the URL to access the ftp server.
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Your going to go the outward facing IP for your router/
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I have a linksys wrt54gl. It says my IP adress is 192.168.1.64? Thats my local Ip. I cant find the external
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http://www.whatismyip.com/

This will show your external ip address.
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Originally Posted by Tizmo View Post
http://www.whatismyip.com/

This will show your external ip address.
And then from a browser you do something like ftp://x.x.x.x, where x.x.x.x is your external IP address. Obviously if you are using dedicated FTP software, you configure it accordingly.

It might be an idea to get a DynDNS hostname, will make life a little easier.
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It might be an idea to get a DynDNS hostname, will make life a little easier.
Especially if you have a dynamic ip address.
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Especially if you have a dynamic ip address.
right, so if say I lost the internet connection because of a power failure, when it came back online my ISP would assign a different IP address right? So if getting a dynDNS hostname solves this, how do I go about setting that up?
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right, so if say I lost the internet connection because of a power failure, when it came back online my ISP would assign a different IP address right? So if getting a dynDNS hostname solves this, how do I go about setting that up?
Sign up of an account, and then go into your router settings and find where to put the dns hostname.

I use opendns and a dlink 655.
Below are the instructions for my router. It should be similar for yours.

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Dlink DIR-655 Router

The following are instructions for updating the DNS settings on a dlink DIR-655 router: 

 

1. Go to your router access page (http://192.168.0.1) click "SETUP" at top of page.

2. Select "INTERNET" on left-hand side, and then click "Manual Internet Connection Setup" at bottom of page.

3. In the DHCP section type in 208.67.222.222 in the Primary DNS Server box, and 208.67.220.220 in the Secondary DNS Server box.

4. Click "SAVE SETTINGS" at top of page.
    
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You will set up dynDNS through your router, which will be set to link your updated ip with the same address.
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thanks guys, i'll try it out after I rebuild my computer.
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