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Old 11-04-2003, 05:43 AM   #1
Caidence
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Question ftpd connection refused from localhost


ok, this is an odd problem with no good leads... PLEASE help if you can

This started happening a while ago. ftpd worked fine, then after very little rearrangement, it stopped working completely. That probably means that whatever happened was really subtle

Simply enough:

Code:
[root] /etc # ftp localhost
Connected to catharsis.
421 Service not available, remote server has closed connection
and what I know:
  • Telnet works just fine in the same manner
  • ftpd is installed
  • inetd is watching for ftpd, and is listening on port 21
  • nothing is out of order with hosts.deny
  • loopback 127.0.0.1 is configured and active
  • localhost is configured to be loopback
  • RTFM doesn't work, because there's nothing in TFM
  • Linuxquestions backlogs had many similarly vague problems, but no good answers.
  • The installation isn't corrupted, because I just uninstalled and reinstalled.

I'm running a Debian distro.

If you think of ANYTHING that's not covered above, then please tell me! I need to try any sane idea
Also, ask for any file you want posted, I'll be watching.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 07:24 PM   #2
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how about your firewall?
how about removing group ftp from the blocked groups in proftpd config?
how about only 0 users allowed on your server check config?
....
 
Old 11-06-2003, 04:13 AM   #3
Caidence
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firewall: no firewall

proftpd: I'm running ftpd

"server check config": don't know what you're talking about

New checklist:
  • [#]Telnet works just fine in the same manner
    [#]ftpd is installed
    [#]inetd is watching for ftpd, and is listening on port 21
    [#]nothing is out of order with hosts.deny
    [#]loopback 127.0.0.1 is configured and active
    [#]localhost is configured to be loopback
    [#]RTFM doesn't work, because there's nothing in TFM
    [#]Linuxquestions backlogs had many similarly vague problems, but no good answers.
    [#]The installation isn't corrupted, because I just uninstalled and reinstalled.
    [#]I'm running simple ftpd
    [#]I do not have a firewall running
    [#]The file /etc/nologin does not exist.
 
  


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