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Can't connect to out FTP site from internal network. Works fine form a outside IP address.
Site is ftp.mds.ws. Have a 2003 SBS where the FTP and website is running

asked 12/03/2011 12:20

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Hello,

Have you tried connecting to the ftp server by the IP from the local network instead of name ftp://ftp.mds.ws/?

For Example: "ftp://192.168.1.1"
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AirShield

Yes that does work
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answered 2011-12-03 at 09:12:50

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Ron-mds

OK, you have a few options now:

1.-Configure your router or firewall to allow internal traffic to be looped back to the internal interface when necessary (not all routers have this capability)

2.-Teach your DNS server not forward your local computer outside when you try to access ftp://ftp.mds.ws/ this can be done by create a zone on your internal DNS server for your external domain name and create records using internal IP addresses, so traffic will never be sent to the gateway. This type of configuration is often called "split-brain" DNS and is quite common.
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answered 2011-12-03 at 09:14:58

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AirShield

Thank you for your help
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answered 2011-12-03 at 09:21:32

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Ron-mds

Glad I could help.
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answered 2011-12-03 at 09:33:31

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AirShield

How do I award points, I really apperciate your help
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answered 2011-12-03 at 09:34:53

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Ron-mds

I got the points when you give me the accepted solution.

Thanks.
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answered 2011-12-03 at 09:40:53

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AirShield

Great
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answered 2011-12-03 at 09:42:27

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Ron-mds

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