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I'm trying to set up a ftp server so that I can save files directly to my hard drive from other computers. I'm living in college dorms and connected to the college network. I'm having problems connecting to my computer. vsftpd tells me its working and when i connect (ftp localhost) to localhost from my computer it works fine. If i try to connect to my ip # (ftp xxx.xxx.xxx.x) then it doesn't work. doesn't matter if its from my computer or another one of the network. I'm running RH9 on my computer and all the computers on the network run some version of windows. Any ideas on what I need to do?
Secondly, I was wondering if I would be better advised to use SSH (all the computers in the labs on campus have SSH clients on them) If so can someone point me in the right direction on setting that up?
Is it possible that the admins on the college networks have port 21 closed on their computers? If so would that mean it would be impossible for me to ftp regardless. I'm sure I can get port 21 open on my computer, but the labs are what I'm wondering about.
vsftpd allows you to specify the port it coms on... check out the manual. can you ping the machine from other boxes? are you having login failures or can you simply not connect to the host (try telnet, ping, and other connectivity tests).
I flushed my iptables but that didn't work. I'm still having the same problem. I try to connect to my ip via ftp and it doesnt work. I've pinged myself and got 100% packet loss, that sounds bad. Ring any bells to any of you what to do tho? here are my ip tables just in case you might need ta see em.
um? what IP range are you using? might seem a silly question but are you on the same subnet?
I've got ftp working on RH9 no problems. was the easiest thing i did
i'd try to get a ping going first before ftp. it sounds like it isnt an ftp problem but more of a connection problem. if your pc is connected to a DHCP server at college then the IP address should be fine. try turning off Iptables and see if you get a ping? if then thats your problem!
for ipconfig its telling me there is a bad command name or file. Of course this computer is running like 95 or something so thatmaybe the problem or i may be doing the syntax incorrectly. I'm headed to my room right now to post the linux box.