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Old 11-04-2003, 12:00 PM   #1
tivoli pete
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Question FTP Problem Windoze to Linux


Hi forum,

I'm trying to set up my Web server on my local network. I have got it running on the Linux box (RH 7.1) and it is working well - thanks to you guys for the help!

I need to transfer some image files and HTML pages to the Linux box from Windows XP. When I try to connect from Windows, I get:

ftp: connect :Unknown error number

and if I try from my Putty session on the Linux box to go the other way, I get this:

ftp: connect: Connection refused

There doen't seem to be any ftp.conf files on the Linux box - I was expecting to find something in /etc, but nothing??

Any help please?

Pete.

 
Old 11-04-2003, 12:02 PM   #2
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Is an FTP server running even? Behind some kind of firewall? How are you trying to connect from Windows, a client or from the command line?

More details get better replies instead of more questions to ask you.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 12:18 PM   #3
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Hi,

I am trying to connect from Windows on a command line session. I am not behind a firewall, and grep for ftp gives no return against a ps -ef.

I'n not sure if ftp is installed? When I issue the ftp command, it drops to the ftp> prompt - but I don't know if that is any indication of it being installed and running.

Pete.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 01:24 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by tivoli pete
Hi,

I am trying to connect from Windows on a command line session. I am not behind a firewall, and grep for ftp gives no return against a ps -ef.

I'n not sure if ftp is installed? When I issue the ftp command, it drops to the ftp> prompt - but I don't know if that is any indication of it being installed and running.

Pete.
Simply typing ftp will throw you into the ftp client, not starting the server. Usually Redhat will install and use wu-ftpd for the FTP server. A simple way to turn this service on or if its even available is to type setup at the command line and it will throw you into a text based tool to select services and then FTP, etc.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 01:51 PM   #5
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No setup prompt is produced.

find . -name ftp -print

produces only 3 files in /usr/share/docs/....

how do I install or setup FTP?

Pete.

 
Old 11-05-2003, 01:15 PM   #6
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Unhappy How to Install FTP?

Can anyone point me to the correct installation of FTP?

I thought it was a part of the o/s, but I can't find it. Do I need to get an RPM?

Thanks,

Pete.

 
Old 11-05-2003, 01:59 PM   #7
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There are many different FTP programs you can use, like proftpd and wu-ftpd, sftp and so on.

If your not too big on secure connections go with www.proftpd.org which has the best track record and stability. Dont know the sftp link off hand, but a google.com search will most likely find it.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 03:58 PM   #8
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From Windows I always use PuTTY for this sort of job. PuTTY allows you to use SSH to log in from Windows. Part of the suite of programs is pscp which is a Windows version of scp (Secure Copy)

You will need the openssh daemon running on your web server. It is a lot safer than running a ftp server and also has sftp a secure ftp server.

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Old 11-05-2003, 04:00 PM   #9
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From Windows I always use PuTTY for this sort of job. PuTTY allows you to use SSH to log in from Windows. Part of the suite of programs is pscp which is a Windows version of scp (Secure Copy)

You will need the openssh daemon running on your web server. It is a lot safer than running a ftp server and also has sftp a secure ftp server.

I forgot the URL:
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/

ZB
 
  


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