Does anyone know if there is a way to set the passsive port range used by the FTP service on the WD Sharespace?
I’m not talking about the FTP ports 20 and 21, but rather the random ones that get switched to for data transfer.
If they are not user configurable, does anyone at least know what it is by default? **bleep**, I hope it isnt 1024 to 65000 (the whole range). That would **bleep** as it would be impossible to have anything else behind the same router and expect it to work.
Even if it is retricted by not changable, that means one can not run two of them on the same network and have them be externally reachable via FTP.
BTW, if anyone isn’t sure what I am talking about, this is the reason why you cant get your Sharespace to work via FTP thru a firewall.
A solution, although not a good one, seems to be to make sure that the FTP client software is running “Active” mode only. This works around the problemon the server end.
Note that the “Firefox” browser does not support Active mode at all and can not be used . IE will support it if you uncheck the passive box in the advanced options. I have found that passwords and user names need to be imbedded in the IE URL bar in this mode to get it to work. It will fail if you dont embedd access info.
FileZilla and most other real FTP clients should be configurable to active mode. Then success would depend on the configuration of the cient end firewall. All this makes it really hard to set up multiple remote clients.
If only the server passive mode range was user configurable then the server could be set up to deal with the firewall port forwarding issues and the clients would have it easy.