Posted 10 August 2007 - 01:10 AM
You could check to see whether a free DNS registrar cabability is an option for your router. What this does, is allow you to map a Friendly web address to your unfriendly IP Address. Usually DynDNS.com or TZO.com are the offerings of router manufacturers. The idea here is that you would have to Register your friendly address on internet servers so that putting in that address would give access to your ftp server.
Furthermore, your server might be accessable by search engines and hackers more easily. therefore, some type of secure login would be a plus to your situation.
If your router doesn't have VPN capabilities, then you would set up your ftp server with either some pre-set login script, or embed the login into a https website. there are a number of ways you can do this, but you may want to research this further.
So, Option, go through the hassle of DNS registration, which I don't believe your router has by default; Or stick with the IP Address.
And Get secure!!!