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shiftermsk
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FTP access

I enabled FTP access for my new drive. Would I just need to route the LAN IP to go to my drive once i type in my service IP address and will that automatically work to access the drive when i'm away from home? also of course opening up the port 21?
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TonyPh12345
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Re: FTP access

Pretty much... 

 

I don't know if the MBL uses ACTIVE or PASSIVE ftp, so you may also have to open port 20.   Try it without it first, though...

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shiftermsk
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Re: FTP access

Thanks. 
Once i got home today I got it working after trying it.  Seems to be very fast to access from the internet using FTP :smileyhappy:.

 

Didn't even bother with the mionet and trying it out.

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TonyPh12345
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Re: FTP access

Glad it's working for you!

 

Just keep in mind that FTP isn't secure...   Passwords are sent in the clear; no encryption is used.

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shiftermsk
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Re: FTP access

What would be the best way for off site access to the NAS then?

 

I know FTP is not secure, but any other options?

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TonyPh12345
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Re: FTP access

No, apparently not...  

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shiftermsk
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Re: FTP access

Bummer.

 

I'm impressed with this network drive overall, a lot faster than my Seagate shared storage II that I upgraded to the axis firmware when it was available. I wish it had a usb port for backup and sharing of a printer however :smileysad:.

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Ardvark
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Re: FTP access

You could try Mionet... not the fastest solution but it works.... and comes with the drive...

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shiftermsk
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Re: FTP access

From what I read about and used services like it, I don't want to.

 

Thanks for the advice though.

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fayyaz_c
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Re: FTP access

 


shiftermsk wrote:

Thanks. 
Once i got home today I got it working after trying it.  Seems to be very fast to access from the internet using FTP :smileyhappy:.

 

Didn't even bother with the mionet and trying it out.


 

Hi,

 

Would you be able to tell me how I can do this? I have my the MBL set up on the network and all is well - can access it internally and it has a static IP and port forwarding set up on the router. Also FTP is enabled on the HDD.

 

However I have no idea how to access it from my work place through the browser. Any help!?

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