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manishrajal 10-15-2010 03:38 AM

unable to configure filezilla ftp server
 
I have a dynamic IP connection. so i got hostname on dyndns.com. Now i want to configure a ftp server with that. I am choosing following options in the network configuration wizard:

1. default transer mode: passive
2. use server's external ip instead
3. get external ip address from the following address: XXXXXX.dyndns.org
4. ask opearting system for a port
5. test result:
Connecting to probe.filezilla-project.org
Response: 220 FZ router and firewall tester ready
USER FileZilla
Response: 331 Give any password.
PASS 3.3.1
Response: 230 logged on.
Checking for correct external IP address
Retrieving external IP address from http://manishrajalwal.dyndns.org
Checking for correct external IP address
Failed to retrieve external ip address, aborting
Connection closed



any clue?
thanks
manish

feinbein 10-15-2010 05:05 AM

Looks like manishrajalwal.dyndns.org is not resolving to the correct IP adress.
Can you double-check if
Code:

ping manishrajalwal.dyndns.org
gives the same address as you wan-connection has on
http://whatismyipaddress.com/

Chris

feinbein 10-15-2010 05:10 AM

You can also test your firewall via
http://canyouseeme.org/
by typing in your ftp-port and pressing 'check'

manishrajal 10-15-2010 06:56 AM

i tried both the things....
 
..here are the results.
1. ping manishrajal.dyndns.org


Quote:

PING manishrajalwal.dnydns.org (62.116.130.8) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from redirect.domain-robot.org (62.116.130.8): icmp_seq=1 ttl=44 time=209 ms
64 bytes from redirect.domain-robot.org (62.116.130.8): icmp_seq=2 ttl=44 time=258 ms
64 bytes from redirect.domain-robot.org (62.116.130.8): icmp_seq=3 ttl=44 time=256 ms
64 bytes from redirect.domain-robot.org (62.116.130.8): icmp_seq=4 ttl=44 time=255 ms
64 bytes from redirect.domain-robot.org (62.116.130.8): icmp_seq=5 ttl=44 time=194 ms
64 bytes from redirect.domain-robot.org (62.116.130.8): icmp_seq=6 ttl=44 time=202 ms
64 bytes from redirect.domain-robot.org (62.116.130.8): icmp_seq=7 ttl=44 time=252 ms
64 bytes from redirect.domain-robot.org (62.116.130.8): icmp_seq=8 ttl=44 time=201 ms
64 bytes from redirect.domain-robot.org (62.116.130.8): icmp_seq=9 ttl=44 time=210 ms
64 bytes from redirect.domain-robot.org (62.116.130.8): icmp_seq=10 ttl=44 time=208 ms
64 bytes from redirect.domain-robot.org (62.116.130.8): icmp_seq=11 ttl=44 time=207 ms
^C
--- manishrajalwal.dnydns.org ping statistics ---
11 packets transmitted, 11 received, 0% packet loss, time 10012ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 194.204/223.471/258.216/24.882 ms

whereas http://whatismyipaddress.com/ says IP Information:
Quote:

59.164.2.208
ISP: Tata Communications


2. port forward ( i am sure about my ftp port...i dont how to know it..so i tried the common 21

Quote:

Error: I could not see your service on 59.164.2.208 on port (21)
Reason: Connection timed out

any clue

thanks

feinbein 10-15-2010 09:34 AM

Well, it looks like you have 2 problems here:

1. Your dyndns-client has not updated your wan-address_
59.164.2.208 vs. 62.116.130.8

2. Your ftp-service is not running or portforwarding to port 21 inside your lan is not working.

So that was actually 3 issues. ;)
Can you tell us more about your setup, then we can see what we can do.

manishrajal 10-15-2010 10:35 AM

i m using ubuntu 10.10 on vaio.

what else do u need to know? u can ask specifically.

thnx

manish

manishrajal 10-15-2010 11:14 PM

any further comment????

feinbein 10-16-2010 03:02 AM

Could you describe a little better what you are trying to do.
You want an ftp-server running on a pc in your lan which is open for connection from the internet?
You use dyndns to propagate the (changing) IP your get from your internet provider?
Which router/firewall are you using? Which dyndns-client? How did you set up your filezilla server?

Read up a little on the basics:

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/ubuntu-...ervice-server/
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FtpServer

manishrajal 10-16-2010 04:44 AM

Quote:

Could you describe a little better what you are trying to do.
You want an ftp-server running on a pc in your lan which is open for connection from the internet?
You use dyndns to propagate the (changing) IP your get from your internet provider?
Which router/firewall are you using? Which dyndns-client? How did you set up your filezilla server?

dear feinbein,
first of all, thanks for showing interest.

i want to share files with my brother thorough internet. we both are in different cities. So i assume that ftp is a good option. For that purpose i want to make/set-up one ftp on my machine and allow the file transfer.

So, i think 'filezilla' is one of the appication to do that.

Regarding internet connection, I have a wi-max connection at my home. No other computer is connected to that. As the ISP has has allocated a dynamic IP. So, as far as I understand, I need a 'static' IP to set a ftp server, so that people can connect to it. Thats why I registered this IP at dyndns.com.

Regarding firewall, I haven't changed ant setting in this regard. Ijust installed ubuntu and the default settings are continuing.

I dont know what is the scenario regarding firewall at ISP's end.

Regarding setting the FTP server on filezilla, I did the following:
I chose following options in the network configuration wizard of filezilla:

1. default transer mode: passive
2. use server's external ip instead
3. get external ip address from the following address: XXXXXX.dyndns.org
4. ask opearting system for a port
5. test result:
Connecting to probe.filezilla-project.org
Response: 220 FZ router and firewall tester ready
USER FileZilla
Response: 331 Give any password.
PASS 3.3.1
Response: 230 logged on.
Checking for correct external IP address
Retrieving external IP address from http://manishrajalwal.dyndns.org
Checking for correct external IP address
Failed to retrieve external ip address, aborting
Connection closed

I hope, the above description will give you some insight into the matter.

rgrds
Manish

feinbein 10-16-2010 10:00 AM

Hi manishrajal,

it looks to me like you have to read up a little on the concepts of client/server-computing.
Afaik there is no filezilla-server for linux, just the client which you probably installed via
Code:

apt-get install filezilla
This you would use to connect TO an ftp-server but not to setup such a thing.

I suggest you readup things a little more on the links above and specially here:
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Maverick

Simply exchanging files with your brother i probably done easier by useing a service like dropbox or ubuntu-one

manishrajal 10-17-2010 12:24 AM

dear feinbein,

thanks so far.

can I request you to put a kind of tutorial-to-setup-ftp-server-from-scratch in the kinda settings which I have.

that would be of immense help for me.

TIA
manish

feinbein 10-17-2010 04:03 AM

Sorry Manish,
but I cant just do that. I dont know enough about your setup and I think you really should find out a bit on your own.
Heres roughly the steps I would take:

Now go out there and do it! Use google to find answers to your questions!
Your will not find a step-by-step instruction specially tailored for you anywhere. Think for yourself!

linuxlover.chaitanya 10-26-2010 12:18 AM

@OP,

This is a double post. Reporting it as duplicate.
By the way, you have already been told hundreds of times that FileZilla server is NOT available for Linux, only for windows. Can not you read posts correctly? FileZilla client is available for Ubuntu and this is what you are using. Forget about configuring it as server. Use vsftpd if you are looking for FTP server on Linux. ProFTP is available as well. Look around google a bit.

jschiwal 10-26-2010 04:06 AM

Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. This thread is being closed because it is a duplicate.


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