FTP, SSH, WTF

I spent most of today and yesterday trying to set up an FTP server. I want people to be able to download any of the movies and TV shows in my (legal) media folder. I also figure it is easier than a webserver, but still a good way to understand the process. I was so wrong. I went through a number of servers, finally settling on Filezilla. I opened all the necessary ports, and then some. I started the server, set up all the config stuff. I registered a dynamic DNS that works (when I connect to it with the Filezilla client it reroutes to the correct IP). However, nobody can connect using the external IP (I can connect to the server using localhost, so I know that the server works). None of the help threads on the Internet have helped me. Similarly, Cygwin also hates me. I try to set up an SSH server, which should be nice and easy, but instead I run into a bunch of errors based on administrator privileges, which shouldn’t be an issue.

If anybody has any tips, I need them!

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