Ftp Prob.

Genius

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hi here i am using sify broadband, with different LAN ip and WAN ip . my LAN ip is static and WAN ip is assigned by sify when i login to internet service . i configured my PC to provide FTP connection , but my friends r not able to connect my PCthrough ftp by using my WAN IP as well as LAN IP. But i am able to connect to my friends PC through FTP using internet . although he is located so far away from me ( in different city) his isp is different from me . so how can i locate my PC over internet. my means my friends can connect to my PC using FTP or remote login . help me to find out my ftp address of my PC on internet .Ajit
 

coolbuddy_79

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i'm hoping that you're doing everything fine regarding running an FTP server and stuff...so one thing i'd like u to check is (if u're using WinXP)...go to network connection properties\advanced and "tick" on "Protect my computer...blah...blah"then click on "Settings..." and in the next window, under "Services" tab, tick on "FTP Server"...if you're doing everything else fine, this should solve your problem...let us know what do u find...enjoy!!!it's pretty exciting to have ur own FTP server running, at least for the first few days :p
 

aniketvb

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How did you determine your WAN ip??because AFAIK , SIFY doesnt give individual WAN ip address.
 


power

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sify does.. go to www.whatismyip.com it shows internet ip assigned to you ( it changes everytime u logout and login again )
 

priyoban

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^^ Yep... that is true... and thats the ip u need for others outside your lan to connect to you...
 

aniketvb

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QUOTE(power @ May 18 2006, 03:42 PM) [snapback]51640[/snapback]
sify does.. go to www.whatismyip.com it shows internet ip assigned to you ( it changes everytime u logout and login again )
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If you are in windows ..run this command at dos prompt ...."ipconfig¨ or in linux run "/sbin/ifconfig¨

Tell me the output... copy paste it here....

Or if you can analyse it , you will understand that you have typically a LAN ip address , and a loop back address ie 127.0.0.1....and a few more entries.

If you see the address at whatismyip.com in your ipconfig output , only then you are assigned a global ip address.

I run a ftp and http server from my home too.

Also if you know more people in your area (or same building), tell them to check their addresses at whatismyip.com ....most probably it will be same.

Actually what sify does is ...they have a Gateway on your Local network which has a global IP address and all the customers' machines connect to this Gateway ..as a gateway to the internet....like a NAT system. So the all the customers' machines look the same to external machines on the net.

@Genius..
So when your friend puts the IP address you see at whatismyip.com your local gateway encounters this request at port 80, but doesnt know which local machine to forward the requests on the LAN. Hence you cannot run a webserver/FTP with SIFY as far as I know.
 


power

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:p Sify gives you individual ip anytime u connect to internet and this ip is not shared by 2 persons at same time instead of ipconfig /all and /sbin/ifconfig .. host a simple web server on ur pc then go to whatismyip.com and then use any open proxy on web to access that ip via a web browser and lemme know what u see :p Sify gives u a internet ip transparently its like whatever packets comes to sify routers on dynamic ip provided to you it is sent to ur lan ip . So transparently they do give u a internet ip .
 

aniketvb

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Ok...Tell me one thing.Do you have to enter default gateway IP address in your computer for sify to work??
 

coolbuddy_79

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well, it's very much possible to run FTP server on Sify...i've been doing it myself...that's why i said in my first post if you're doing everything correctly, then do that...but it seems the basics r not right here...

just go here and follow the step 1 and 2...and then what i said in my above post...u'll be able to run ur FTP server now...enjoy!!!