On Tue, 15 Jul 2003 10:42:09 -0500,
Charles Dyer (charlesdnewsguy.com) wrote:You need to setup port-forwarding on your router, so that incoming> I'm trying to get an Alcatel Speed Touch 510 aDSL router to allow me to set
> up an ftp site. My ISP is (surprise!) no help at all, other than saying that
> they don't block ports 20 and 21. Alcatel's website is less than helpful. The
> HTML controller pages built into the router seem to lack any reference to
> ports. OS X's ftp works great... for anyone on the local net. They can all
> see my machine at 10.0.0.1 just dandy. As 10.x.x.x IPs are not routable over
> the internet, and they can already see my Public and shared folders via
> AppleTalk, this is not exactly what I was aiming for. I dug up the actual
> Internet-routable IP assigned to the router. I can ftp into that... but it
> stops dead at the router itself. A port scan of my routable IP shows that the
> _only_ ports open are 21, 23, 80, and 1723. I'm pretty sure that I need 20 to
> be open... The open ports on the router do _not_ change when I tell OS X to
> allow ftp or other serving. I'd say that the router ain't listening to OS X.
> Anyone know where I can find the port open commands for the router?
connections to the WAN IP of the router on TCP port 21 are forwarded
to TCP port 21 of the LAN IP assigned to your OS X Mac.
I don't know if your router supports port-forwarding, but I would be
surprised if it did not.
Bev A. Kupf
Bev's House of Pancakes