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I am new to setting up a server using Linux. I have installed Redhat Linux 7.3. Users are able to telnet to the box, but whenever anyone tries to FTP to the box, they get "connection refused." Can you help me with this?
No I have not installed or started an FTP service. Does one come with linux or do I need to obtain one else where? If it comes with linux, how do I install or start it. If is doesn't then I quess my next step is to find one. 7.3 was the version I had on hand do the letter version support ftp?
All versions support ftp. The ftp server considered "most" secure is generally vsftp. You should find an rpm available for that for your system. With newer distros, you'd be able to use apt or synaptic.
Also, I strongly reccomend replacing telnet with SSH. SSH is encrypted and prevents people from sniffing traffic, including passwords.
I think you dont have an ftp server setup in your machine. You can use the vsftp package to set up ftp in your linux box. install the package vsftp-varsion.rpm and configure it in /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf. the default settings may be ok. the default database location is /var/ftp/ where you can store your ftp data. http://www.daters.net/howto/vsftpd.txt contains a nice documentation. if problems persists feel free to contact ...