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Cant seem to run a server


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Jackler

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Ive been trying to run a server on my Windows XP PRO sp2 for the last two months, and nothing has worked. I'd set up and configure the server, then get into the router and give the ports permission on both, direct it to the server side, ect. When you access the server in a browser through the router adress(192.168.1.1) itll take you to the root directory, or if you use 127.0.0.1, itll work fine, but when you actually try to access it from the ip (ftp://27.xxx.xx.23.x) it freezes momentarily, starts a search for a connection, then says the operation timed out. Ive tried a few different servers, and it doesnt seem to be a problem with the config or app itself. Ive had problems with windows xp when I ran a game server for ppl to connect to. At first it wouldnt work, but after some trial and error, they were able to access the console. The server will notice that its trying to be accessed, but the user just seems to hang, constantly connecting till it times out.

Heres some specs to help understand.

Using a router, set up with a workaround to open port 21 on my computer

No firewall

No Windows Firewall

10mbps cable connection

Windows XP Professional SP2
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I literally have no safeguards, no antiviruses active, i shut off the windows firewall through the services.msc to no avail. Any help or knowledge would really be appreciated.

Thank you.
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Questions, questions, questions? What is your server and client software? Are you trying to access from the internet or a home/business network? I've had problems with the browser as client and always resorted to a decent client. For a server I like ftpshell and for a client coreftplite, both are freeware and very easy to configure.
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Personally I use cerberus ftp server, and it works fine with any client, even IE
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I use the server SERV-U and usually internet explorer, though i did try using some client i downloaded off of cnet to no avail. Ive also tried quite a few other servers that i could find, and no luck.
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pardon the impatience..Bump!
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