Trouble with accessing ftp server from “outside”

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I have set my ftp server, in windows xp pro, and have also set my router to forward to port 60. I changed from the default due to Comcast's history of causing issues with bit torrent downloads and ftp traffic. When I try to access the server from "outside", I was asked for my login information but got this error: FTP Folder Error An error occurred opening that folder on the FTP Server. Make sure you have permission to access that folder. Details: The operation timed out I am not sure where the issue lies. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Also, what are your thoughts on the changing of port 21 to using something else?
ASKED: October 19, 2008  11:07 PM
UPDATED: October 20, 2008  1:23 AM

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Changing the port number shouldn’t be a problem at all.

You will want to make sure to enable Passive Mode on the FTP client. This will let all traffic go through port 60. If you don’t use Passive mode the data traffic will try to pass on port 22 as FTP uses two TCP ports normally.

Your other option would be to open port 22 on the firewall as well.

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