Need help to possibly setup FTP server.RSS

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Last post Nov 06, 2019 05:41 PM by polyadmin

  • Need help to possibly setup FTP server.

    Nov 04, 2019 10:33 PM|polyadmin|LINK

    I am attempting to setup FTP access.  This is on a Windows 2016 server.  I have already installed FTP and went thru the basic configuration.
    I am using Filezilla to test the configuration and I am testing the connection on our LAN (not externally yet).  I can only get it to work if I turn off the firewall on the server.  This is not acceptable so I need to know what ports need to be opened or how I can specify the ports I want to use.  With port 21 exempted it will make the connection but don't get the directory listing.  After I get it to work locally I will need to configure the external firewall at that point.  Someone please give me some pointers on this.

    thanks - tom

  • Re: Need help to possibly setup FTP server.

    Nov 05, 2019 02:36 AM|lextm|LINK

    Please study what exactly is FTP and how it works, and then articles like https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/iis/publish/using-the-ftp-service/configuring-ftp-firewall-settings-in-iis-7 can start to help you out. Otherwise, you won't easily know what are the terms (like Passive Port Range) and why they should be configured in certain ways.

    Lex Li
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  • Re: Need help to possibly setup FTP server.

    Nov 05, 2019 03:54 AM|Yuk Ding|LINK

    Hi polyadmin,

    First of all, you have to Specify supported data channel for your FTP website. Then allow these port range and 21 port being used.

    This link also provide steps to caculate the port in use.

    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/mast/2013/12/12/setting-up-a-passive-ftp-server-in-windows-azure-vm/

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/iis/publish/using-the-ftp-service/configuring-ftp-firewall-settings-in-iis-7

    If the reply is helpful, it is appreciated if you could mark it as answer.

    Best Regards,

    Jokies Ding

    Yuk Ding

    MSDN Community Support
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  • Re: Need help to possibly setup FTP server.

    Nov 05, 2019 09:19 PM|polyadmin|LINK

    I appreciate the replies but we have decided to go a different direction and not use FTP.  What a PIA this is.

  • Re: Need help to possibly setup FTP server.

    Nov 05, 2019 11:29 PM|lextm|LINK

    polyadmin

    but we have decided to go a different direction and not use FTP. 

    That's actually the right way to go.

    Lex Li
    https://lextudio.com
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    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
  • Re: Need help to possibly setup FTP server.

    Nov 06, 2019 05:41 PM|polyadmin|LINK

    Good response.  Thanks