[ubuntu-uk] Remote Use Of Filezilla

Tyler J. Wagner tyler at tolaris.com
Fri Aug 26 14:50:51 UTC 2011

On 2011-08-26 15:28, Nigel Verity wrote:
> I use Filezilla on a regular basis to transfer files between devices via my
> home router. It's a great utility which I would highly recommend. From time
> to time it would be useful to access files on devices located at home when
> I am away. Could anyone suggest how to do this? I use an ordinary ISP (Talk
> Talk) for internet access. There are often 4 or 5 devices connected  to my
> router, so I am uncertain as to which IP address to use as the "target";
> that of the router or that of the device containing the files.
> I imagine that the solution for Filezilla will apply equally to using
> Nautilus to connect to a server.

Since you presumably have one public IP and use NAT, you need to forward
ports to access SSH internally. Configure some TCP port forwards like this:

10001 -> port 22
10002 -> port 22

You could then access SFTP/SSH by:

ssh -p 10001 user at routerpublicip


However, you still need to know your public IP. If this is static, great.
If not, you'll need to configure dynamic DNS as well.

Also, a VPN may be a better solution, but more work.


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