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I have installed RedHat 7.2 (the download version) on a box. I can ping it by name from my Windows 2000 machine without problems. I can also connect to it via SSH with WinSCP2 or Putty, and via a browser with http.
I have installed proftpd on the machine and have it running standalone. I don't have ipchains running, and have turned off xinetd, and have also turned off the firewall (ZoneAlarm) on the Windows PC, and the RedHat box does not have Shorewall or any other firewall as far as I am aware. But when I try to FTP from the Windows 2000 machine, it doesn't get past:
connecting to 184.108.40.206:21
(Not the real IP address, obviously)
So it's not even connecting to the machine.
I also spent some time trying to get Samba working, but this also wouldn't work, I would get the following error when trying to connect from the Windows 2000 server:
No service is operating at the destination network endpoint on the remote system.
This is driving me nuts. I can find hundreds of different pages on the web about how to configure Samba and proftpd, but none of them have helped. I've already wasted about ten hours on it.
Is there not some logical troubleshooting process I can go through to find the source of this problem? It must be something pretty fundamental if the services aren't even connecting.
Anyone got any ideas? The Linux box does have a process called portmap running, but as far as I can tell from what I have read this shouldn't affect Samba or FTP.
Do you have nmap? If not get is, it is a port scanner. After you install it do a port scan and see if the services are advertised. The portmapper question, if I remember right, is only used on the client side of NFS and samba.
Distribution: Red Hat 7.3, Red Hat 9, Solaris8, Slackware 10, Slax on USB, AIX, FreeBSD, WinXP, AIX, Ubuntu
ServerName "Whatever you Like"
# Port 21 is the standard FTP port.
PassivePorts 2121 2121
This will bind your server to port 21, and (for my firewall) passive port to 2121.
Next, I let my server listen on my internal IP address, but it will reply with it's external address. (This is a limitation of the way FTP works, it's really a dumb protocol)
You might want to dig into the FTP protocol to find a solution, but this setup works fine for me.
Good luck, and if it works: Please let me (and all others) know!
i had a problem like this before on RH8 using vsFTPd, everything looked ok, i could ping, etc... but the problem was finally that i had wuFTPd running in the background and didnt even know it... so i killed that and it worked fine.
you can connect lo localhost, your can ping between two endpoints, 21 is open, youre config'd properly (i dont know much about proftp), and your win box can ftp to other sites...
that covers alot...
have you tried ftping in from another windows box? have you tried using a different ftpd? long shots, but youre running outta things to test!