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Is port 5003 open on the host's router and pointed at the host internal IP?
Is the file set to share
FileMaker's Open Remote command opens only FM databases that are hosted on FM Server or FM Pro. So the solution is to run FileMaker on the remote system.
1) Downloading a file requires a different protocol than accessing it using FileMaker. That protocol means certain ports has to be open. 5003 is a good place to start.
2) The file has to be open and configured with Sharing turned on, appropriate privileges ticked, etc.
You should read up on FM some more.
Just viewed this. One thing I can not find a word about is "FileMaker Server".
Do you have a FileMaker server at this location: fmnet:/sitedomain.com/fooey
You write: So I cannot open their ports nor can I run Filemaker from there. So the file just sits on an accessible directory
If I understand you right you are trying to access a FileMaker server, but actually it is a file or ftp server you are accessing. If I got this right, then this is your problem.