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Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian, Various using VMWare
VSFTPD can't access files
I am trying to set up an ftp server on my Debain Sarge box. I installed vsftpd using apt-get.
If I try "ftp 192.168.1.2", which is my machine, I can login and list all the files in my home directory. I can also download and uplaod files.
However, If I try "ftp 203.xxx.xxx.xxx", which is the IP address of my machine on the Internet, I can login but I can't get a listing of the directory contents. If I try the ls command, the connection appears to hang.
My router forwards ports 20 and 21, and my firewall allows inbound connections on these ports as well. I am assuming that the problem is with my firewall, seeing as I can use the ftp server on my local machine.
It sounds like a firewall problem. There are 2 methods of establishing a ftp connection(active and passive). Passive uses random ports and could get dropped by your firewall, maybe you can try an active ftp session.