Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I can use the FireFTP fine until I turn the Hotspot Shield on, then I cannot connect anymore.

I think I need to configure the proxy settings in FireFTP but what I have tried so far did not work.

Does anyone know how to do this?

Thanks.

share|improve this question
    
view the current proxy server after connecting hss and then enter it in settings menu of fireFTP and apply changes. –  Franco Aug 4 '13 at 8:35
    
So, I determined my external IP address via whatismyip.com I entered that address into FireFTP settings as the proxy host address and I set the proxy port number as 21 (is this correct?) and proxy type 'Direct'. I also set the connection to use the passive mode with port 21. Does this sound right? I still cannot connect. –  coding4fun Aug 4 '13 at 13:12
    
You don't normally have to set a proxy when you use a VPN. The proxy's address would not be your own IP address anyway. –  Gregory A. Lussier Aug 4 '13 at 13:44

1 Answer 1

It's possible that your VPN service doesn't allow FTP traffic at all.

share|improve this answer
    
You may be right, but I don't know. I started reading more closely and only the paid version of Hotspot Shield mentions FTP. I am using the free version. Maybe someone can clarify if the free version supports FTP. I haven't been able to find it. –  coding4fun Aug 4 '13 at 14:14
    
I tried to look on the Web and couldn't find any mention of that. Maybe someone will see this thread and tell you, but I think it's safe to assume it doesn't allow FTP traffic through. –  Gregory A. Lussier Aug 4 '13 at 14:23

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.