Hello everyone. About a year ago I set up a server for my company. I used Windows Server 2003. I have it set up as a domain controller, dns server, file server, remote access/vpn server, and dhcp server.
Today we need to allow someone from another company to access our system to transfer files, but their IT department has made them afraid to use our VPN.
I am trying to set up an FTP server. I installed an application server (IIS) and configured the FTP server. It works fine over the LAN, but I can't seem to get it to work over the internet. Our internet goes from the modem to a router. The only thing hardwired to the router is the server. Then I have 2 NIC's, one for internet acces (which works fine) and another for the LAN.
It was to my understanding that I forward ports 20 and 21 to the Internet NIC, then the server will try to find the FTP site (which is the same address as the LAN NIC)
Internet NIC IP = 192.168.0.199
LAN NIC IP = 192.168.0.2
FTP address = 192.168.0.2 (also tried 0.199 and external IP)
D-Link DIR-655 Router forwards ports 20 and 21 to 0.199 (also tried 0.2)
and tried adding ports 20 and 21 to the virtual server list directed to 0.199 (and of course tried 0.2)
To sum it up, LAN users can successfully connect to the FTP server. But, it wont connect over the internet