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Old 09-04-2009, 11:46 AM   #1
daihard
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Question How can I configure vsftpd to accept passive mode?


Hi.

I am having trouble configuring vsftpd (running on Fedora Core 3) to accept passive mode connections.

I do have the following parameters included in the configuration file (/etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf).

pasv_enable=YES
port_enable=YES
pasv_promiscuous=YES
port_promiscuous=YES

However, my FTP client still get the following message.

Code:
ftp> ls
421 Service not available, remote server has closed connection
Passive mode refused.  Turning off passive mode.
No control connection for command: Transport endpoint is not connected
This happens even when I turn my firewall off (by using system-config-securitylevel), so I assume it has nothing to do with my firewall settings.

Any help would be appreciated!
 
Old 09-04-2009, 05:30 PM   #2
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may need pasv_address defined.

are you testing this from a client on the same subnet? are you testing through a NAT? are you able to provide any debug output from client?

Code:
[user@here ~]$ lftp server
lftp server:~> debug
lftp server:~> set ftp:passive-mode on
lftp server:~> ls
 
  


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