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Topic # 87335 26-Jul-2011 12:18 Send private message

Hi,

I have a FileZilla FTP server setup at home and want to access this server by my android phone on 2degrees only.  

I guess I wont always have the same IP address on my phone so I would like to add all the 2degrees IP address ranges (or possibly NZ only if I cant get these) to the whitelist to restrict access somewhat.

Does anyone know where to find the IP information?

Cheers,
Michael.
 

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  Reply # 497969 26-Jul-2011 12:25 Send private message

Hi Michael

I don't want to answer for 2Degrees on this question, But you are going about this not the best way.

IP ranges always change and then you will be asking them once a month for the new ranges,

This is why I don't give out the Vodafone NZ range it's not cause of security but the range is not static

John






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  Reply # 497974 26-Jul-2011 12:30 Send private message

Ahh darn.

I have a pretty secure password and such, but the thought of some new vulnerability in my particular choice of FTP server worries me when the world can gain access to the server.

If you wanted an FTP server on your home setup and needed full access to it from your mobile only, how would you tackle it?

Michael


 

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  Reply # 497998 26-Jul-2011 13:13 Send private message

I would suggest using SCP rather than FTP that way you can use your SSH certificates rather than passwords at all.




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  Reply # 498033 26-Jul-2011 14:28 Send private message

Can you setup to do MAC filtering, only allow the MAC address of your devices

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  Reply # 498035 26-Jul-2011 14:30 Send private message

vita: Can you setup to do MAC filtering, only allow the MAC address of your devices


Unless your program sends through your MAC addresses specially it wont work. MAC addresses are only used within the directly connected Layer2 area. Once you hit the first IP Gateway then your local machine MAC will be removed.




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  Reply # 498037 26-Jul-2011 14:33 Send private message

Yeah. I had hoped you could filter at the router as well, but no luck there.

FTP is a pretty old piece of software, I'm now looking at SFTP options as you first suggested.

 

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  Reply # 498041 26-Jul-2011 14:39 Send private message

As someone else suggested, use sftp instead. You shouldn't be using FTP for anything about anonymous read access :)

Have a look at filezilla server. http://filezilla-project.org/



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  Reply # 498054 26-Jul-2011 15:05 Send private message

FileZilla supports SFTP in the client only, not the server.

Whatever the case, thanks for everyones help I think I've found a possible solution. http://www.itefix.no/i2/copssh 

Just the in the process of testing.
 

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  Reply # 498074 26-Jul-2011 15:35 Send private message

FTP is fine lol. Unless you have top secret CIA documents I seriously wouldn't be concerned. The chances of it being snooped between your ISP and 2degrees are virtually nil.







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  Reply # 498107 26-Jul-2011 16:28 Send private message

How do you know I have those documents!?

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  Reply # 498112 26-Jul-2011 16:38 Send private message

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  Reply # 498256 26-Jul-2011 21:55 Send private message

ok why dont you use http://www.dyndns.com/, this will get you a static IP address.

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  Reply # 498278 26-Jul-2011 22:53 Send private message

th3r3turn: ok why dont you use http://www.dyndns.com/, this will get you a static IP address.


That will give some device a static hostname which points to a dynamic IP address.  That won't give his 2degrees phone a static IP :)

Which branches into another question, does 2degrees offer static IP addresses and if so how much does it cost per month? 

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  Reply # 498333 27-Jul-2011 07:48 Send private message

oh ok then what about this, 

http://www.ipaddresslocation.org/ip_ranges/get_ranges.php

you can select NZ.  

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  Reply # 498552 27-Jul-2011 15:40 Send private message

I suppose he's looking for a 2D version of this post from nealr for XT.  But I however agree with JohnR here that Source IP "security" is a poor way of securing access.  It does however help to cut down on the noise.

Google does have a few SSH Server options for windows.

Which is what I would recommend and using keys rather than passwords to authenticate.




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