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Old 04-28-2010, 07:32 PM   #1
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vsftpd not working: Connection attempt failed with "ECONNREFUSED - Connection refused


vsftpd not working on my CentOS system. I tried logging in using FileZilla but the error message was: Connection attempt failed with "ECONNREFUSED - Connection refused by server".

What might be causing this?
 
Old 04-28-2010, 10:19 PM   #2
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Where are you connecting from ?
If it's a windows machine, check your firewall, and if you have another firewall other than the windows one, check they aren't both running.
 
Old 04-29-2010, 03:00 PM   #3
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I have disabled my windows firewall, still same message.
 
Old 04-29-2010, 05:28 PM   #4
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This doesn't help things.

Where are you connecting from ?

The same network ?

From the internet to a local network ?

Is there a firewall on the server ?

Is the ftp server running ?

Did you use a valid system user id and password ?

Does it work from any other ftp client ?

I'm sure there are a few dozen other questions that I can't think of right now.
 
Old 05-01-2010, 02:45 PM   #5
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Where are you connecting from ? A Windows 7 PC

The same network ? Yes, same subnet also.

From the internet to a local network ? No, local to local

Is there a firewall on the server ? maybe, iptables, not sure how to config.

Is the ftp server running ? Yes, vsftpd is running

Did you use a valid system user id and password ? Yes.

Does it work from any other ftp client ? No.
 
Old 05-01-2010, 03:00 PM   #6
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If you have gnome desktop, then you can modify the firewall from System Settings > Security level

If the Security level is "Enable firewall" then you need to check ftp and click ok.
 
Old 05-03-2010, 08:19 PM   #7
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I configured out the problem. I have reinstalled vsftpd, installed the webmin module and started the ftp server from webmin. Works perfectly now... My only problem right not is I don't know how to start vsftpd from ssh. I tried "service start vsftpd" but it doesn't work and it didn't give any error message too...
 
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service vsftpd start
 
  


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