So after hours of googling and trying everything I can to get this to work, I think that I’m almost there. If anyone could offer me the last bits of advice, I would appreciate it incredibly.
My goal is to allow remote access to the files on my Drobo FS. It seems that FTP is the easiest way to do this. I’ve installed the DroboApp, Pure-FTPd, and have enabled port mapping on my (Apple Time Capsule) router of port 21 to the LOCAL, static IP address of my Drobo.
(In case I’ve done this incorrectly, my settings are this: In the Port Mapping Assistant on the router’s control panel, I have the following settings:
Public TCP Port(s): 21
Private IP Address: 10.0.1.8 (the local address of my Drobo)
Private TCP Port(s): 21
*Note that the two other fields, Public UDP Port(s) and Private UDP Port(s), are left blank.
From WITHIN my network, if I navigate my web browser to the following address, I am given access to the root directory of my Drobo:
ftp://[default Drobo ftp username]:[default Drobo ftp password]@[my router’s IP address]:21/
*Default username and password as specified on the Pure-FTPd DroboApp page
When I navigate a web browser on a computer OUTSIDE my network to the very same address, I get the following message:
“Sorry, the operation could not be completed because an unexpected error occurred. [Error code -50]”
This message is displayed after the browser seems to be tying to make the connection.
If anyone has any ideas about what to do or what I’m doing wrong, as I said I would appreciate it tremendously. As you can see I’m a bit of a novice with these things but I’m trying everything I can to figure it out.
Thanks in advance for all your help,