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Dapper Dan 11-26-2003 09:12 AM

Can't FTP from Linux client to Windows 98 server.
 
I'm trying to help a friend with his small office network. He wants to store backup files from his RH 9 box to an older Windows 98 box. I have no experience with Windows networking and haven't yet been able to google an answer.

using ssh, scp and ftp from Windows to Linux works perfectly, but trying to go the other way, always gives, "connection refused." I intalled GuildFTPd server daemon on the 98 box but still can't ftp to it. How do you open ports on a Windows server? Thank You.

dkaplowitz 11-26-2003 09:22 AM

Are you sure it's a matter of opening ports? The impression I get is that the 2 boxes are on a LAN together. Windows98 by default has zero security settings. I think you should look to your ftp server app configuration. I think that's where the problem lies. Sorry, I can't help you with that ftpd, since I don't know how it works.

Can you "ftp localhost" from the win98 command line? If not, then the ftpd is probably not listening on port 21.

Good luck.

carstenson 11-26-2003 09:35 AM

Try running "nmap <win ip address>" on the Linux machine. That should tell you about the ftp port (21).

You might want to try an smb mount of a shared windows directory and just cp'ing, also.

Dapper Dan 11-27-2003 07:14 PM

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Originally posted by dkaplowitz... Are you sure it's a matter of opening ports? The impression I get is that the 2 boxes are on a LAN together. Windows98 by default has zero security settings.
I don't even know if Windows has ports in the same way Linux does. Yes, the two boxes are on a wired lan. I'm able to ping to Windows. If Windows has zero security settings, would that mean the FTP server would be the only thing between the Linux machine and the Windows files he wants to write to? If so, then I guess you're right that I must not have GuildFTPd set up correctly. Thanks.


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