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    YaBN (Yet another BSD Newbie)
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    Problem with Connecting to ProFTP Server

    Hi, I'm running a webserver and ftp server on different ports than 80 and 21. The server is on my lan and my router forwards certain request to that machine. The webserver works when I go to it on that certain port. So when I just type in the local ip with the port I set it to, I can connect to the machine, but when I try and connect to it through the outside ip, this is what I get:

    215 UNIX Type: L8
    Host type (S): UNIX (standard)
    227 Entering Passive Mode (192,168,1,102,4,74).
    connecting to
    - -
    connecting to
    Connected to port 1098
    ! Receive error: Blocking call cancelled

    ! Retrieve of folder listing failed (4)
    Port 1098 is not the port that I am forwarding through the router and it is not even close to the port that I put in the proftpd.conf file.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
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    >> connecting to

    When you are connecting from within your LAN, you don't need to use passive mode.

    Getting FTPd to work behind router is a bit tricky. Your case is well-mentioned in Proftpd docs. So why don't you go to -> http://www.proftpd.org/docs/ and read Mini-HOWTO for ProFTPD and NAT (by Tobias Ekbom).

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