SCAN TO FTP: WINDOWS 8
I find that this is the only viable option for windows 8 when it comes to scanning from a ricoh copier. For some reason ricoh copiers and windows 8 have a problem. This is my scan to smb workaround for ricoh copiers.
Note: on windows 8 if using the native firewall make sure to make an exception for the software such as filezilla and in advanced firewall settings put in ingoing and outgoing rules specifying all ports open and in the self-same rules limit the ip address to the copier and whatever other ip address needs access. Windows 8 normally blocks ftp. I normally start with the firewall off to verify that everything works and then bit by bit I finetune the firewall until it works with the firewall on.