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problems with ftp server (windows xp)

Discussion in 'Software' started by Wires_are_bad, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. Wires_are_bad

    Wires_are_bad Nibble Poster

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    hey guys

    I created an ftp server using windows xp yesterday, but for some reason when trying to access it my username and password that I set wont work.

    I know its a bit vague, just wondering if there was anything obvious that Ive missed?

    Cheers!
     
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  2. hbroomhall

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    Well - how about less vagueness? :biggrin

    How did you create it? i.e. - is this part of IIS, or did you download and run a 3rd party server?

    Harry.
     
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  3. r.h.lee

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    Wires_are_bad,

    Which "FTP server" software did you use?
     
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  4. Wires_are_bad

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    Sorry I meant to say I used the windows xp feature (IIS) to create the server.

    When I go to "control panel" then "administrative tools" then "I.I.S", I can access the interface, but when I type: ftp://"my IP address" and the window prompts username and password, it doesnt allow me to access it.

    Ive set the username and password in the "properties" menu but when I type these in they are invalid. The username/password screen just disappears then comes back again.

    Ive allowed ftp server access in the windows xp firewall also.

    Is there any other details that I can add to help make it clearer?

    Thanks again guys :D
     
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  5. r.h.lee

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    Wires_are_bad,

    What client operating system are you using to reach the "Windows XP FTP 'server'?"
     
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  6. Wires_are_bad

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    Not too sure what you mean about client O.S.

    Im using windows xp on my home computer, which is where I set up the ftp server.

    Is that what you meant?

    Ive tried accessing it from a friends computer who also has Windows XP O/S. In doing so, the screen froze for a few seconds then an error message popped up.
     
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  7. Wires_are_bad

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    Hmm maybe on my friends computer I should allow "ftp access" in the windows xp firewall settings. I dont suppose this could be the problem?
     
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  8. hbroomhall

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    The XP firewall is only interested in *incoming* connections, so I doubt it would be the problem for an outgoing one.

    And what error message popped up?

    Harry.
     
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  9. Bluerinse
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    Set it up to allow anonymous access first, then when you get that working you can start troubleshooting the authentication process.
     
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  10. r.h.lee

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    Wires_are_bad,

    No, that is not what I mean. I mean the computer that is attempting to access the "windows xp ftp server" computer. Just curiously, but which version of "Windows XP" is running on the "FTP server", "Windows XP Home Edition" or "Windows XP Professional?"
     
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  12. Wires_are_bad

    Wires_are_bad Nibble Poster

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    Thanks for the replies!

    Ok I have windows xp professional on the PC that I created the ftp server on. The PC tryin to access the server has the same OS I think.

    I have ticked the boxes that say:

    "allow annoynomous connections"
    "allow only annoynomous connections"
    "allow IIS to control password"

    Its using tcp port 21

    When others try to access it, this message is displayed:

    "windows cannot access this folder. make sure u typed the file name correctly and that u have permission to access the folder."

    If theres anything Im missing please let me know. Cheers
     
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  13. d-Faktor
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    check the ntfs rights of the folder that you have designated as the ftp root directory, and make sure that the account you want to have ftp access, also has proper ntfs access on that folder.
     
  14. Bluerinse
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  15. Wires_are_bad

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    Thanks for the link.

    NTFS? My C drive uses the fat32 file system. Is this a problem?
     
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  16. d-Faktor
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    no, no problem at all. just means that ntfs is not the cause of this.
     
  17. Wires_are_bad

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    Hey guys

    Ive tried searching the net for answers the last couple of days but cannot seem to get it working.

    I have two PC's connected to the internet via a linksys router (cable modem is attached to router).

    Ive opened up port 21 in my firewall settings, even temporaily turned the firewall off. Whenever I attempt to connect to the ftp server I get the message:

    "windows cannot access the folder. Make sure you typed the file name correctly and that you have permission to access the folder.

    Details: the connection to the server was reset".


    Ive read that the router needs configuring to setup a virtual server.

    Ive accessed the routers config page and attempted to do this by enabling port 21 and and entering in the IP address of the PC used to create the FTP server.

    Sorry if some or all of this doesnt make much sense. Ive run out of ideas and could really do with some help. If anyone has any suggestions I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

    edit: Right seems i have made some progress. Now I get the 'log in' table popping up asking for username/password. I have set the username and password and also allowed annonymous access (but disabled only only annonymous access). Ive tried logging on with the username/password that I set and also logging on as an annonymous user but to no avail. The "log in" table just disappears and then reappears. Completely out of ideas :blink
     
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  18. hbroomhall

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    I assume that one of the PCs is acting as the FTP server.

    Can you ftp localhost from that machine?

    Can you ftp from the other machine?

    Forget access from the rest of the world - get it working localy first!

    Harry.
     
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  19. Wires_are_bad

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    "I assume that one of the PCs is acting as the FTP server."

    Sorry Im a total noob with all this ftp stuff. I created the ftp server on my other P.C. Is that what you meant?

    Ive tried accessing it from both networked computers by typing in "ftp://ip address from PC that created server" and I get the log in menu popping up but cannot progress any further :eek:
     
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  20. hbroomhall

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    If I have understood this correctly - you created a FTP server on machine 'A'. You cannot ftp to it from either 'A' or 'B'. 'A' and 'B' are machines on your local network.

    If this is correct then the router doesn't come into it - it is a permissions problem on 'A'.

    When you say 'login menu' I assume you mean a login box.

    Open a CMD screen on 'A' and type "ftp localhost". Does this work?

    Harry.
     
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