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Old 10-16-2010, 01:34 AM   #1
manishrajal
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unable to configure filezilla ftp server


I have a dynamic IP connection. so i got hostname on dyndns.com. Now i want to configure a ftp server with that. I am choosing following options in the network configuration wizard:

1. default transer mode: passive
2. use server's external ip instead
3. get external ip address from the following address: XXXXXX.dyndns.org
4. ask opearting system for a port
5. test result:
Connecting to probe.filezilla-project.org
Response: 220 FZ router and firewall tester ready
USER FileZilla
Response: 331 Give any password.
PASS 3.3.1
Response: 230 logged on.
Checking for correct external IP address
Retrieving external IP address from http://manishrajalwal.dyndns.org
Checking for correct external IP address
Failed to retrieve external ip address, aborting
Connection closed



here are the results of 'pinging' and 'port forwarding'.....
1. ping manishrajal.dyndns.org


Quote:
PING manishrajalwal.dnydns.org (62.116.130.8) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from redirect.domain-robot.org (62.116.130.8): icmp_seq=1 ttl=44 time=209 ms
64 bytes from redirect.domain-robot.org (62.116.130.8): icmp_seq=2 ttl=44 time=258 ms
64 bytes from redirect.domain-robot.org (62.116.130.8): icmp_seq=3 ttl=44 time=256 ms
64 bytes from redirect.domain-robot.org (62.116.130.8): icmp_seq=4 ttl=44 time=255 ms
64 bytes from redirect.domain-robot.org (62.116.130.8): icmp_seq=5 ttl=44 time=194 ms
64 bytes from redirect.domain-robot.org (62.116.130.8): icmp_seq=6 ttl=44 time=202 ms
64 bytes from redirect.domain-robot.org (62.116.130.8): icmp_seq=7 ttl=44 time=252 ms
64 bytes from redirect.domain-robot.org (62.116.130.8): icmp_seq=8 ttl=44 time=201 ms
64 bytes from redirect.domain-robot.org (62.116.130.8): icmp_seq=9 ttl=44 time=210 ms
64 bytes from redirect.domain-robot.org (62.116.130.8): icmp_seq=10 ttl=44 time=208 ms
64 bytes from redirect.domain-robot.org (62.116.130.8): icmp_seq=11 ttl=44 time=207 ms
^C
--- manishrajalwal.dnydns.org ping statistics ---
11 packets transmitted, 11 received, 0% packet loss, time 10012ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 194.204/223.471/258.216/24.882 ms
whereas http://whatismyipaddress.com/ says IP Information:
Quote:
59.164.2.208
ISP: Tata Communications

2. port forward ( i am not sure about my ftp port...i dont know how to know it..so i tried the common 21)

Quote:
Error: I could not see your service on 59.164.2.208 on port (21)
Reason: Connection timed out


i m using ubuntu 10.10 on vaio.


please help.

rgrds
manish
 
Old 10-16-2010, 07:03 AM   #2
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I too am currently running FileZilla ftp server. And I likewise, have a dynamic IP. I run most all of my web development and so forth on OpenArtist, which I think is a variation of Ubuntu 10, so I think we might have the same kind of set-up, but I'm pretty new to this myself.

When I set up my FileZilla, I just used the "site manager" rather than going through the network wizard to start with. I edited the connection with the network wizard only after I was sure I could connect. There are a couple of things, however, I noticed that could be causing your problems.

First, using the site manager, have you set up the "login type?" This function will allow you to store your ftp user and password. I have my type set to "account" and have not had any problems connecting. When running the wizard, you mentioned that you chose "get ip address from..." the default for a dynamic ip is the FileZilla project. Perhaps this is causing your connection problem? If you change "XXXXXX.dyndns.org" to "http://ip.filezilla-project.org/ip.php" do you still get the same errors?
 
Old 10-16-2010, 11:08 AM   #3
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I thought Filezilla server was for windows only? Try vsftpd, very easy to set up.
 
Old 10-17-2010, 12:11 AM   #4
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Dear cargod_hera,
thanks for replying.

Can you please put a kind-of-tutorial-from-scratch to set up a FTP server with dynamic ip and in settings which i have.

that would be of great help to me.

TIA
manish
 
Old 10-17-2010, 02:11 AM   #5
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I'm just so glad I can be of some help. Like I said, I'm pretty much a newb too, so it's great to feel like I'm helping someone else out in return for all the help that I've gotten here.

These are the steps that I did to get my FileZilla up and going.

I downloaded and installed the tarball for FileZilla_3.3.4.1_i586 from softpedia here http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownl...oad-24197.html.

Start the program and go to <File> and <Site Manager>. This opens an interactive window divided into two panels, on the left side there's a file tree, on the right are settings tabs.

The file tree will show a main folder "My Sites" (by default) and one
server icon under that named "respower." Underneath there are six buttons and you want to click on the first one, "new site," which will cause a twin icon to appear under the main folder and will open access to the settings tabs for "new site" you've created.

In the first box of the "General" tab, type in your site URL (for example, thecargods.com). Next box is for the port you want to use but if you're not sure, leaving this blank will just cause the machine to fall back to defaults (in my case, port 21).

Next, using the pull-down menu below, select the "server type." In my case, FTP (file transfer protocol).

Next, again using a pull-down menu, select the the "login type" that I mentioned in my first post. At this point, I select "account" but any of these choices other than "anonymous" will then give you the option of entering your ftp user name and password, which will then be stored in that "new site" configuration.

Then, because I'm running a few sites, I name the account in the last box so that I can easily identify each site without viewing the actual files on the server.

That's all I did for my initial configuration. At that point, I just clicked on the "connect" button at the bottom of the interactive window and watched the message log scroll by to confirm I was able to connect successfully.

Finally, from the main window toolbar, I went to <edit> and <network wizard> to check and modify the settings. But like I said in my first post, at that point I already had successfully connected.

I think we're basically running the same distro so I'm pretty sure we'd have the same settings.
 
Old 10-17-2010, 03:27 AM   #6
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Dear cargod_hera,

I followed the steps mentioned by you. In 'connection wizard' too, i tried with 'http://ip.filezilla-project.org/ip.php'.

Below I have pasted the result:

it seems that dynsdns.org seems to be giving trouble.


Status: Resolving address of manishrajalwal.dyndns.org
Status: Connecting to 59.164.2.217:21...
Error: Connection timed out
Error: Could not connect to server
Status: Waiting to retry...
Status: Resolving address of manishrajalwal.dyndns.org
Status: Connecting to 59.164.2.217:21...
Error: Connection timed out
Error: Could not connect to server
Status: Resolving address of manishrajalwal.dyndns.org
Status: Connecting to 59.164.2.217:21...
Error: Connection timed out
Error: Could not connect to server
Status: Waiting to retry...
Status: Delaying connection for 1 second due to previously failed connection attempt...
Status: Delaying connection for 1 second due to previously failed connection attempt...
Status: Delaying connection for 1 second due to previously failed connection attempt...
Status: Delaying connection for 1 second due to previously failed connection attempt...
Status: Delaying connection for 1 second due to previously failed connection attempt...
Status: Delaying connection for 1 second due to previously failed connection attempt...
Status: Delaying connection for 1 second due to previously failed connection attempt...
Status: Delaying connection for 1 second due to previously failed connection attempt...
Status: Delaying connection for 1 second due to previously failed connection attempt...
Status: Delaying connection for 1 second due to previously failed connection attempt...
Status: Delaying connection for 1 second due to previously failed connection attempt...
Status: Delaying connection for 1 second due to previously failed connection attempt...
Status: Delaying connection for 1 second due to previously failed connection attempt...
Status: Delaying connection for 1 second due to previously failed connection attempt...
Status: Delaying connection for 1 second due to previously failed connection attempt...
Status: Delaying connection for 1 second due to previously failed connection attempt...
Status: Delaying connection for 1 second due to previously failed connection attempt...
Status: Delaying connection for 1 second due to previously failed connection attempt...
Status: Delaying connection for 1 second due to previously failed connection attempt...
Status: Delaying connection for 1 second due to previously failed connection attempt...
Status: Delaying connection for 1 second due to previously failed connection attempt...
Status: Delaying connection for 1 second due to previously failed connection attempt...
Status: Delaying connection for 1 second due to previously failed connection attempt...
Status: Resolving address of manishrajalwal.dyndns.org
Status: Connecting to 59.164.2.217:21...
Error: Connection timed out
Error: Could not connect to server



any clue you are getting from here??

on the site dyndns.com, there are 3 options for services:
1. Host with IP address
2. WebHop Redirect (URL forwarding service)
3. Offline Hostname

I am choosing the first option.

rgrds
manish

Last edited by manishrajal; 10-17-2010 at 03:32 AM.
 
Old 10-18-2010, 05:41 PM   #7
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Is dynsns.com your hosting site?
 
Old 10-19-2010, 12:05 AM   #8
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yes...

I have opened an account on dyndns.com to get an static ip
 
Old 10-19-2010, 12:24 AM   #9
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@OP,

Are you sure you are using FileZilla FTP server on Ubuntu? I personally doubt it as it is said before, FileZilla FTP server is for windows only. FTP client is available for all the platforms. Please make sure.
 
Old 10-20-2010, 08:59 PM   #10
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Manish,

Is there something on your control panel at dyndns.com that you perhaps need to configure with the ip from which you are connecting? I needed to set this on the control panel of my host site in order to allow a remote connection. If your host site is like mine, the ip from which you are connecting will be shown somewhere on the front page of your control panel. Check your host site's FAQs for where to find your FTP settings. Failing that, are you running a firewall that is maybe keeping you from connecting?

As far as I'm aware, this IS FileZilla server... or anyway according to Softpedia the Linux version is both client and server.
 
Old 10-21-2010, 12:27 AM   #11
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FileZilla server is available for windows only. Please check the link and confirm.
http://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=server

Are you using it under wine?
 
Old 10-23-2010, 10:48 PM   #12
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No. I'm not using Wine. I just looked it up on Softpedia because my hosting site recommends it and Softpedia's description of the Linux version says it is both client and server. Other than that I don't know.
 
Old 10-25-2010, 01:23 AM   #13
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If you can check properly on the filezilla official homepage, you will see that server version is only available for windows systems. So there is no way softpedia can recommend server for Linux while filezilla developers have not written it yet.
 
Old 10-25-2010, 06:42 AM   #14
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...server-838202/

There is no point in double-posting and asking the same question twice. You should try the hints you you received before and then come back if they dont work. Otherwise people will soon think that you are wasting their time and not help you anymore.

Btw. still valid: There IS NO filezilla-server for Linux. You have to use another software for that purpose.
 
  


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