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Create an FTP Server on your PC with Serv-u Requirement: Serv-u No-IP.com Website Quote: Step 1. Getting a static IP address. Get a static address for your FTP server. You will want to do this as opposed to using your IP address keeping up-to-date. Imagine having to change all of your setting every time your IP changed. With No-IP, the No-IP service runs in background on your computer and updates your current IP address with your FTP server's URL (for example, you get ftp://rkchoolie.serveftp.com). Second reason, you don't want your IP address posted out there for everyone to see. 1. Go to www.No-IP.com to create a new user account. 2. Fill in the information that is required and the click Register button. 3. Your account has now been created and your accound password has been emailed to you. 4. Check your email mailbox and wait for the mailbox and wait for the mail that contains your password 5. Go back to www.No-IP.com and type your email address and password to login to your account. 6. Once in your account, click on Add a host in the left menu 7. Type in the Hostname you want (example: rkchoolie) and pick a Domain from the list (example: ftpserve.com) 8. Check Allow Wildcards and click the Submit button 9. You now have your static address (example: rkchoolie.serveftp.com) 10. Click on your OS link in the Dyn-Update Client in the bottom right menu and follow links to download the client 11. Once downloaded, install the software and type in your email address and password when asked. 12. Finally tick the checkbox near your static address. You now have a static web address . Quote: Step 2. Installing and setting the FTP server 1. Install Serv-U 4.0. 2. Start Serv-U and use the wizard to setup your ftp. 3. Click next until you're asked for an IP address, leave it blank and then click next. 4. Type the domain name you've just registered above (example: preacher.serveftp.com) in the domain name field and then click Next. 5. You are asked if you want to allow anonymous access, select No and then click next. 6. You are then asked to create a named account, check yes and then click next. 7. Type in the user name you wish for this account (example: Harrie) and click next. 8. Type a password for this account (example: $p3c1aL). For security reasons, try to create a password with some letters, numbers and special characters. Then click next. 9. You will then be asked for the Home directory of the account you just created. Select the directory and then click next. 10. Select yes to lock this account to the Home directory. You want to do this so that the user can not go any further up that his home directory. Click next. 11. The account is now set so click finish. Quote: Step 3. Configuring user accounts 1. In the left tree-menu, select the account you've just created and then click on the General tab. 2. Check Hide ?Hidden? Files. 3. Check Allow only and enter the number one in the box. 4. Set the Max. download speed to what ever you want. If this is an account that many will be using, set it low to save on your bandwidth. I usually have mine set between 10 ? 20. If you leave it blank, users will be able to download from you at full bandwidth. 5. Set the Max no. of users to how many you want to be able to log on at one time. This depends on your connection speed but try these (56 - 1, ISDN - 3, ADSL or cable - 5-6 users.) 6. Now, click on the Dir Access tab. 7. You should see the home folder in there. Highlight it and make your permissions. 8. If you only want users to be able to download check only Read, List, & Inherit. 9. If you want users to be able to upload, but to only one particular folder but not download, click the add button and then select that folder. Now highlight the folder and set these permissions on that folder. Check Write, Append, List, Create, & Inherit. Once you have made the permissions click on the up arrow that is located at the bottom right-hand corner. You want this special upload folder to be list first, before the home folder. 10. If there is a folder that you don?t want anyone to have access to, but it is inside the home folder, then click the add button and then select that folder. Now highlight the folder and make sure that all checkboxes are left. Once you have made the permissions click on the up arrow that is located at the bottom right-hand corner. You want this no access folder to be listed at the very top. 11. There are many other different sets of permissions you can play with. I just covered your basics. 12. Your server is now set! 13. Try logging on with the username and password and see if it works.

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I want to set up an internet file server how and what software is best


creating web space (internet file server) to store data over the internet or retrieve it from that PC to any other PC in the world follows the same lines as creating a self hosted website, although you arent creating a website, the principal is muc hthe same, i do it myself (but with a website as well) using a miple desktop computer at home..

first things you are going to need to do are:

1. contact your ISP and arrange for a static IP to assigned to your internet connection (if you dont have one already) anbd sometimes you have to pay for it, this gives your file server a SET WAN IP address and means you can access it via IP rather than using a domain.

2. obviously have the file server, and you will need to give it a static IP on the local network, as your ISP gave you one for the external WAN, and then you will also have to setup port forwarding so that any FTP ot specifit HTTP traffic points to the server and is forwarded and retrieved from there, but you will need software to do it, i use a neat little peice of software called WampServer (obtainable here: http://www.wampserver.com/en/download.php)

this should enable you to configure as you please, download/upload/FTP setting to set up a web based storage option, and i must say it is very handy for a travelling tech like myself..

when it is eventually setup, you will use your static IP assigned to you by your ISP as a web address (eg. instead of www.mywebsite.com you will use http:\\152.133.133.133 - this means you do not have to pay for a domain.. awesome!) this is a fairly involved process and if you dont know alot about it already.. i know you will by the time your done! once you have those 3 main things setup;

-static IP from ISP
-Wampserver installed
-file server on network

i can help you out further with more specific instrctions and details if you like.. good luck!

Sep 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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ftp server


There should be an option in your touer for having "Static" IP address assigned. Currently, your couter is set for "Dynamic" IP's. I'm not too familiar with this router, but if you go to their support site, they should have some info on how to do this.

Sep 07, 2006 | Cisco VPN 3000 (LL-VPN3000) for PC

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Port Forwarding


Port forwarding is a method that allows you to run a server behind the router. Port Forwarding opens a specific port to a computer behind the router, allowing all Incoming Traffic on that port to be sent directly to that server. It should be used to setup servers behind the router, typically Port Triggering (Answer ID 344) is a better choice for non server applications (Such as instant messengers and game servers). Below is an example of how to setup Port Forwarding. For our example we will be setting an FTP Server and a Mail Server that uses SMTP and POP3. FTP uses ports: 20 and 21 SMTP uses port: 25 POP3 uses port: 110 Getting Started 1. You must set a static IP address on the server. If you're unsure of how to do this please go to Answer ID 534 for information on setting a static IP address in Windows. 2. Once the static IP address has been assigned please go to your desktop and double click on Internet Explorer (Located on the Start Menu in Windows XP) 3. Once "Internet Explorer" opens, please type http://192.168.1.1into the "Address Bar" and click GO 4. The "Enter Network Password" window will appear. Skip user name and type admin (admin is the default password) as the password, and click OK 5. This will bring up the routers "Setup" section. Look under "Domain Name" and check what version of the firmware you're using. 6. You will need to click on the Advanced tab to the very right. Once the "Advanced" tab comes up please go to the Forwarding tab. Firmware prior to 1.32 This will not work with firmware prior to 1.32 Firmware between 1.32 and 1.36 Service Port Range 20 ~ 21 25 ~ 25 110 ~ 110 IP Address 192.168.1.3 192.168.1.3 192.168.1.3 Firmware after 1.36 up to 1.40m Service Port Range 20 ~ 21 25 ~ 25 110 ~ 110 Protocol Both Both Both IP Address 192.168.1.3 192.168.1.3 192.168.1.3 Firmware after 1.40m Customized Application FTP SMTP POP3 Service Port Range 20 ~ 21 25 ~ 25 110 ~ 110 Protocol Both Both TCP IP Address 192.168.1.3 192.168.1.3 192.168.1.3 Finishing up Click Apply, then Continue Restart your computer

Feb 16, 2006 | Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router

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Multiple WAN IP Addresses with a Linksys Router


Yes, however we recommend using the following procedure is the only way you can do so without a block of IP addresses. The example below is for instances where you have multiple public IP addresses that are not in block form. For our example the ISP has given us 3 Public IP addresses. One goes to the FTP server, Web Server, and the Router. You can setup the router for whomever your ISP is. If you have a dynamic IP address and you're unsure on the setup, please see the article on setting up the router with a static IP address. If you have a static IP address please our article on setting up static IP addresses with the router, and it will describe how to setup the router with a static IP address. Once the router is setup, it will provide the 3 PC's (In our example) with internet access. The remaining two public IP addresses should be assigned to the WEB Server and the FTP server. Note - The Web and FTP servers will not be on the Local Area Network of PC-1, PC-2, and PC.

Feb 16, 2006 | Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router

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