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Old 02-21-2005, 09:05 AM   #1
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FTP Port? Cant access updates?


Can someone help me out to figure out if my ftp port is enabled or not, I am trying to access a site updates using ftp//:

And I cant get the updates, I think it could be my system that refuses this services for security reasons.

Could someone help me out?

Thanks.
 
Old 02-21-2005, 09:12 AM   #2
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if you want to know if your port 21 is open on your computer, you could use nmap. This command line tool shows what ports are open on your computer.

install it, if you don't already have it, then:
# nmap <ip addresss>

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Old 02-21-2005, 09:28 AM   #3
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nmap <address>

this is what I got:

Warning: Giving up on some ports due to excessive retransmissions
 
Old 02-21-2005, 09:39 AM   #4
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Is it your machine on which you are trying to find out if port 21 is open? Or is it s 3rd party server?

Do you have a firewall?

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Old 02-21-2005, 10:08 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by hamish
Is it your machine on which you are trying to find out if port 21 is open? Or is it s 3rd party server?

Do you have a firewall?

hamish
What am trying to find out is why i cant access this site, I need to update my antivirus signature, I keep getting this error:

Unable to connect retrieve update info from server.
Error: No route to host
Exiting...

I also can ping the server:

ping updates.f-prot.com
PING updates.f-prot.com (213.220.100.2) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from skjalda.frisk-software.com (213.220.100.2): icmp_seq=1 ttl=44 time=299 ms
64 bytes from skjalda.frisk-software.com (213.220.100.2): icmp_seq=2 ttl=44 time=292 ms
 
Old 02-21-2005, 10:26 AM   #6
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Oh, I was under the impression that you were trying to get into your own computer using FTP.

I seem to be able to get in, annonymously. I use gFTP and put in skjalda.frisk-software.com as the host. No username and password.

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