I am trying to edit some files on my windows server using Direct FTP. If I connect to the server using just the IP address everything is fine, and the file can be edited and saved remotely on the server. If I connect to the server using IP and some other port number ie: (router would redirect to port 21) the only thing I can do is just navigate through the server folders and open the files for editing(Direct FTP coffeecup). Any changes cannot be saved, I receive error such as the host cannot be found. I prefer to go with the second choice but I have no idea how to fix the error. Any idea would be great.

  • Are you connecting in passive mode when you get your problem? Commented May 11, 2016 at 1:02
  • No, not pasive. I've tried but the result is the same....error
    – cadobe
    Commented May 11, 2016 at 1:15
  • The one thing I don't get from your description is the fact that some connections go through a router and others don't. Clarifying that will probably make your problem stand out. Commented May 11, 2016 at 1:16
  • Everything is going through the router. Using the port number is just an extra-caution to mask the opening port 21, and I prefer that way my opening port being masked. But if I mask the port number I cannot edit the files, just to see them. Makes sense?
    – cadobe
    Commented May 11, 2016 at 1:21
  • Nope. :) Do you mean that it works fine when you forward requests coming into port 21 of your router and not when the requests come to port 1313? Commented May 11, 2016 at 1:24


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