FTP site

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Sun May 27 17:20:08 UTC 2007


Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Sunday 27 May 2007, Mitch Contla wrote:
>>  If you go this route, you'll probably want to install something like the
>> ddclient package to periodically update your ip address with DynDNS.
>>  Don't forget, you'll also need to make sure that your router is configured
>> to forward ftp to your server (TCP 20 & 21).
> I am sure that ddclient is NOT going to work if it is placed behind a router.  
> The only IP address it will see is the address given out by the router's 
> DHCP.  Just went through this with a friend.  

No you can make ddclient work from behind a NAT router. ddclient has
several ways of figuring out the IP address.  One way is to query a WEB
site that returns the address it sees. This returns the external IP
address of the router.

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