Still trying to get my site up!

Gerard Seibert gerard-seibert at
Tue Jun 28 10:48:41 GMT 2005

On Monday, June 27, 2005 11:45:52 PM "Ted Mittelstaedt"
<tedm at> wrote:

$>> My new problem is how do I do an FTP into the site. 
$>Well, you first have to FTP into as the FTP protocol
$>does not have any way to create a redirect the way that dydns is doing
$>for you with their web server.
$>Second, if your ISP is so stupid as to block incoming port 80 yet allow
$>people to run web servers on any other port number, then it is quite likely
$>that they are stupid enough to block incoming port 21 (the FTP port) yet
$>allow incoming FTP on any other port.
$>In which case you just run your ftp daemon and your command line ftp
$>client program with the -P option and choose some convenient port number.
$>>I just tried using
$>>WS~Pro from a WixXP machine, but that failed.
$>Don't know about that one however the WS_FTP that is the freeware one
$>has a Advanced tab on the site config that allows you to specify the
$>remote port.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2005 6:46:28 AM

Actually, anonymous FTP does work. I was not specific enough before.

My next endeavor will be to set up FTP correctly. Do you have any
recommendations for an FTP client that is reliable and simple to

By the way, the blocking of port 80 as well as port 25 is becoming a
rather common occurrence. I am surprised that you are not more familiar
with this practice.

Gerard E. Seibert
gerard-seibert at

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