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I need to make an FTP site to put files for downloading, I have a public static ip address and I'm using xp home. How can I do this, I think you need NAT to be running, but I really don't know, can anyone help?

thanks in advance, your help is appreciated.

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I need to make an FTP site to put files for downloading, I have a public static ip address and I'm using xp home. How can I do this, I think you need NAT to be running, but I really don't know, can anyone help?

thanks in advance, your help is appreciated.

I think you should've used Google.
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1491
Once you've setup your server, then use NAT (if it's behind a router) to bring it to the public:
1. Go to your router's config page
2. Find "Virtual servers", or something similar
3. Add your server to the list, through ports 20/21 (TCP and UDP)
4. Restart the router

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ok, done. The thing is though, I didn't have to do anything with my router. I did look for virtual servers and there weren't any options. But thanks anyways.

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Well, if you didn't setup your virtual servers, then how do you expect the router to figure out which IP address to route FTP requests to? I think you should test that from an external IP address (one outside your router). If it works, then maybe you've already setup your server to use an external IP address.

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ok, but I'm telling you it works. just give me a way to contact you since i don't want to post my ip address on here.

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ok, but I'm telling you it works. just give me a way to contact you since i don't want to post my ip address on here.

That doesn't make sense. If you don't want to post your IP address, than you shouldn't be trying to make a public FTP server. Anyone that's accessing a public FTP server can see the server's IP address.

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You know what? All I care about is that it works. I tried to access it from school today and it worked. Also, I'm not posting my address here becuase I don't want people accessing it. Yes it's public and any one with my address can access it but who's going to figure it out? you? I don't think so.

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