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Help request: FTP: Viewing live domain vs local

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    jamie

    When Im here i type http://server

    anywhere else this = www.jgrant.com

    Is there any utility or tool on the net that would allow me to see exactly what net users see - not what I see locally?

    For example: using http://server/ - my FTP stuff works - but when I go to a friends house - it says "you dont have access"

    I was playing with WEFT on above blog. Works here - is there no way I can see what others see without going to a friend / family machine?

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    Maurits

    Try Anonymizer's Free Private Surfing

    EDIT: hmm... not useful for what you're trying to do, never mind
    EDIT2: I suppose you could trying reconfiguring your IIS to only accept HTTP requests with a hostname of "www.jgrant.com" and not "server"

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    jamie

    wouldnt that still be local though?

    I realise that its just looping cause jgrant.com here

    What I really need is another entirely different PC / ISP connection - then I could check

    Was wondering if there was somewhere on the net you could go - and type that URL - and theyd access it from another connection but somehow show that too you

    maybe its impossible as its the same connection

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    Maurits

    That's how Anonymizer works.

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    jamie

    wait - its working...  THANKS [y]

    ..crap - no ftp for free users...

    there wouldnt be anything else like this that i can test FTP?

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    W3bbo

    jamie wrote:

    wait - its working...  THANKS

    ..crap - no ftp for free users...

    there wouldnt be anything else like this that i can test FTP?



    A trustworthy friend who lives outside of the country? Wink


    Speaking of which, how come you're never online messenger?

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    jamie

    I like messenger - I open it sometimes at nite when im bored

    it means saying hello to a whole lot of people when i use it - so if im working -i dont use it

    - Dude! waz up?

    - Where you beeen?

    - Heeey!

    - Check this out!

    - Can you help me fix my pc - i think i have spyware
    .....

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    Maurits

    HTTP is relatively simple to echo.  FTP is something else again.
    HTTP just uses one port - port 80 - and it's stateless

    FTP uses TCP 21, TCP 20, and various high UDP ports depending on port vs. passive mode - it's a firewall administrator's nightmare.  Luckily it's a well-known protocol so most firewalls can handle it natively.

    If you allow anonymous upload/download you have to worry about being portscanned and used as a warez repository.

    I'm not aware of any free anonymous FTP proxies.

    But I think finding a volunteer should be easy on Channel9... once you've got it set up, you shouldn't need to worry about it regularly.

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    jamie

    before it was wide open - and thats exactly what happened warez dudes

    so i had a slovak friend Jakub come by - and he made it so there was a password popped up

    this is only for family to upload pics into their photo gallery folder - but after this change no one could upload anymore

    so i turned on annon again - + allow only

    i really dont want to get into setting up ftp password for everyones blogs

    for example i have

    "Drag you pictures into this window:"

    <iframe src="ftp://www.jgrant.com/whatever-blog"></iframe>

    Works perfect here - everyone else no access

    so im reading about ftp in 2003 - applying what may fix it .. then waiting to go to brothers house to see if it worked.. haha


    * i think my servers been C9dotted Wink

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    Maurits

    jamie wrote:

    "Drag you pictures into this window:"

    <iframe src="ftp://www.jgrant.com/whatever-blog"></iframe>


    You can embed the username and password in the src:
    <iframe src="ftp://username:password@www.jgrant.com/whatever-blog"></iframe>

    If you put funky characters in the username or password escape them with %dd syntax - for example, space becomes %20

    You can find out the escape sequence for a password by typing the following in your address bar:

    javascript:prompt("Escaped password is:", escape("a $%("));

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    AndyC

    Maurits wrote:


    You can embed the username and password in the src:
    <iframe src="ftp://username:password@www.jgrant.com/whatever-blog"></iframe>


    Except that IE no longer supports that syntax...


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    Maurits

    email me a username and password - I can initiate an FTP connection to www.jgrant.com so it doesn't seem to be a firewall problem.  Maybe it's a security zone thing.

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    jamie

    i had tried that.. again works here with the :password@

    no where else though

    * i have even spent days looking for FTP .asp components (as well as javascript ones) which either:

    - worked - but only upload one file at a time

    - or were .Net ... way to complicated (for me)

    Here's how it looks here..  Anyone no of a simple way to do this with asp or java or anything Ill check out

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    figuerres

    jamie wrote:
    When Im here i type http://server

    anywhere else this = www.jgrant.com

    Is there any utility or tool on the net that would allow me to see exactly what net users see - not what I see locally?

    For example: using http://server/ - my FTP stuff works - but when I go to a friends house - it says "you dont have access"

    I was playing with WEFT on above blog. Works here - is there no way I can see what others see without going to a friend / family machine?



    if I get this right ....

    you can do this:  have a location you can setup a VPN into. then run a terminal server / remote desktop on a pc or server at the far end of the VPN tunnel.

    from that remote system surf the web etc...

    for it to come back to you it will use the local lan and the internet normally.
    but you are eunning it from your desktop.

    I use this sometimes to test TCP/IP related issues.

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    jamie

    Maurits wrote:
    email me a username and password - I can initiate an FTP connection to www.jgrant.com so it doesn't seem to be a firewall problem.  Maybe it's a security zone thing.


    emailed

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    Maurits

    Alas, I must admit defeat.  Sorry.
    Any other brave souls willing to give this a try?

    I finally gave up on IE's built-in FTP client, and recommended linking to a free FTP client.

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    Maurits

    Ah, figured it out

    Passive FTP is supported by MS IIS, but blocked by MS Wireless Base Station

    Solution is (I think) to restrict passive port range as described in KB 555022 for, say, 50001-50050
    and then turn on persistent port forwarding in the wireless base station to redirect that port range (both TCP and UDP) to the FTP server

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