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Old 05-27-2002, 11:33 PM   #1
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Ftp Connection closed by remote host


Hi,

Getting error when I try to connect from Windows with WS_FTP Pro to my linux box running RH7/wu_ftp: Connection closed by remote host

I was able to connect yesterday and have not made any changes that I am can think of.

I am however, able to ssh into a separate linux box and connect ftp to the troubled box.

I have checed /var/log/messages and it just keeps saying:
ftpd[7068]: FTP session closed

I am also able to connect to ftp via localhost from the command line.

I'm not running any thing in hosts.allow or deny or /etc/ftpaccess.

Any suggestion are greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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Old 05-28-2002, 12:06 AM   #2
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Takes a look in /etc/hosts.deny, too.

You may have a line in there that says "ALL: PARANOID". If this is there, comment it out. You don't need to reboot or restart services for a change here to take effect.

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Old 05-28-2002, 12:17 AM   #3
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I don't have any entries in hosts.deny.
 
Old 05-28-2002, 03:13 AM   #4
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also make sure that your username is not listed in /etc/ftpusers
 
Old 05-28-2002, 09:53 AM   #5
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The users are not in ftpusers.

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Old 05-28-2002, 10:54 AM   #6
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Have you tried stopping and restarting the services yet ?

I don't get when you said you can ftp to the troubled box from another linux box via ssh ? If you ssh into the box, that isn't ftp'ing to it..
 
Old 05-28-2002, 01:22 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by trickykid
Have you tried stopping and restarting the services yet ?

I don't get when you said you can ftp to the troubled box from another linux box via ssh ? If you ssh into the box, that isn't ftp'ing to it..
Yes, I have restarted the entire server.

Also, to clarify... I ment to say that I ssh into a linux box from which I can ftp into the troubled box via the command line. But I can't ftp from my Widows PC.

Thanks.
 
Old 05-28-2002, 01:26 PM   #8
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and you don't have anytype of firewall or restrictions on the windows pc ?? what if you try ftp'ing into the box from the command inside windows, does that work and have you possibly tried any other ftp clients ??
 
Old 05-28-2002, 01:42 PM   #9
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I disabled ipchains and iptables.

I tried to ftp form dos command line and get same error:
Connection closed by remote host.

I had a friend try form a different pc on a different network using a different ftp client and he gets the same error.

Thanks
 
Old 05-28-2002, 02:29 PM   #10
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have you checked your ftp logs if setup if it specifies anything in there ? I am running out of ideas myself.
 
Old 05-28-2002, 03:10 PM   #11
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Where, other than /var/log/messages, can I find ftp logs?

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Old 05-28-2002, 04:20 PM   #12
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Usually in the /var/log directory. unsure of wu-ftp, but I know proftp keeps their log there. might poke around there or maybe a subdirectory of /var/log/
 
Old 05-28-2002, 04:47 PM   #13
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I don't see anything in the log dir.

Thanks
 
Old 05-28-2002, 05:05 PM   #14
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usually its setup to log to /var/log/ftpd.log but check out this site on more of logging with wu-ftp: http://www.landfield.com/wu-ftpd/logging.html
 
Old 05-28-2002, 07:13 PM   #15
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I found a work-a-round...

I increased the time-out on my ftp client on my pc and got right in.

Navigation via ftp is fine.

However, my php contact form is very slow to print a confirmation message but that's another post I guess.

I'll keep troublshooting this and post the fix later.

Thanks.
 
  


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