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I get an Error 530 Permission Denied when I try to access an FTP server on my LAN, even though user&pass are correct. I get 530 when I FTP to it from the same machine, and from another machine on the LAN. How can I solve this error? (Update added below.)

What I want:

  • run an FTP server on a home computer so I can put backups on it from other machines (from same home LAN and also from outside)

What I have:

  • Windows Vista on a home computer
  • DSL connection and dynamic DNS service
  • either one of FileZilla Server or smallftpd,
    • each configured with a user and a public directory,
    • and the service started,
    • and unblocked in the Vista firewall.

Update:
Login succeeds when connecting using local IP address, but not when using the dynamic IP.
That would indicate an issue with the router or other kind of DNS-related stuff, but if that were the case then the FTP server wouldn't even respond, would it? It does respond but doesn't accept the login credentials -- I'm stumped!

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So you have an FTP running on a Vista machine and you have dynamic DNS setup on your router? You didn't mention if you have port 21 forwarded to the FTP machine.

Also, I have had problems in the past with not being able to connect to a Filezilla FTP, however when I logged in as a local administrator on the FTP machine, other computers could then connect to the FTP.

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Ha! The missing puzzle piece was to have my DSL router forward port 21 to the pc. Now it works. Since you mention being logged in as admin -- the machine is always on and a user with admin rights is always logged in (hey, it's Windows...). –  Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Oct 8 '09 at 5:35

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