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? – Julie Pelletier May 11 '16 at 1:02
  • No, not pasive. I've tried but the result is the same....error – cadobe May 11 '16 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. – Julie Pelletier May 11 '16 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 May 11 '16 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? – Julie Pelletier May 11 '16 at 1:24

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