[X Newbies] How to setup FTP on OS X behind a Linksys

Joe Ellis jellis at gdeb.com
Thu Dec 5 09:20:02 PST 2002

Besides mapping the port, you may also need to open port 21 on the router,
it may be off by default. Additionally some ISPs do what is called "port
blocking" on dynamic IP addresses, you may want to contact them to check
what their policy is.

Joe Ellis

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Esser" <resser at mac.com>
To: "Mac OS X Newbies" <X-Newbies at lists.themacintoshguy.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: [X Newbies] How to setup FTP on OS X behind a Linksys

> I don't have a Linksys router so it may be different but you need to do
> something called "port mapping".
> FTP uses port 21 which you need to map  to the private IP address of
> your computer.
> It should be in the instructions of the Linksys.
> Hope that helps.
> Bob
> On Thursday, December 5, 2002, at 11:24  AM, Ian Sights wrote:
> > I'm running 10.2.2 and want to share files with a friend in Seattle. I
> > know that OS X supports FTP, but I'm using a Linksys to distribute my
> > DSL line in the house. I tried turning on FTP but couldn't connect to
> > the internet until I turned it off again.
> > I know that I have a dynamic IP address, but that's ok as long as I
> > can mail my friend the correct address to FTP to for the current
> > session.
> >  Is  this possible with OS X? The Linksys help file wasn't much help,
> > it's a little to geeky for me.
> >
> > Ian

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