for sometime now i had, or well, i tohught i had set up correctly proftpd as ftp server.
but i was trying today to make an rc.firewall script. and now proftpd doesn'r 'play' correctly even when i flush iptables!
i stop the firewall and verifiy its stopped:
iptables -L returns that all chains have policy accept.
and my proftpd.conf is rather standard.. i have however changed the ftp port to 11121 (QUESTION: should i put the ftp-data port in rc.firewall at port=11120, should i leave it at 20 necessarily? any ideas??)here it is
# This is a basic ProFTPD configuration file.
# It establishes a single server and a single anonymous login.
# It assumes that you have a user/group "nobody" and "ftp"
# for normal/anonymous operation.
ServerName "ProFTPD Default Installation"
# Port 21 is the standard FTP port.
#PassivePorts 62000 64000
# Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new dirs and files
# from being group and world writable.
# To prevent DoS attacks, set the maximum number of child processes
# to 30. If you need to allow more than 30 concurrent connections
# at once, simply increase this value. Note that this ONLY works
# in standalone mode, in inetd mode you should use an inetd server
# that allows you to limit maximum number of processes per service
# (such as xinetd)
# Set the user and group that the server normally runs at.
# This next option is required for NIS or NIS+ to work properly:
# Normally, we want files to be overwriteable.
# A basic anonymous FTP server configuration.
# To enable this, remove the user ftp from /etc/ftpusers.
# We want clients to be able to login with "anonymous" as well as "ftp"
UserAlias anonymous ftp
# Limit the maximum number of anonymous logins
# We want 'welcome.msg' displayed at login, and '.message' displayed
# in each newly chdired directory.
# Limit WRITE everywhere in the anonymous chroot
# An upload directory that allows storing files but not retrieving
# or creating directories.
# <Directory incoming/*>
# <Limit READ>
# <Limit STOR>
now the problem is that when i try to log on to this server from another pc using the console linux command to log on to this server, i notice the following:
1.the 'connected to <ip address> appears almost instantly but ihave to wait for about 10 secs till the field to input username appears - this can't be normal.
2. after typing the wassword and log on, i can not do 'ls'... it says
root@pelagus:~# ftp 184.108.40.206 11121
Connected to 220.127.116.11. //after this i wait for approx 10 secs
220 ProFTPD 1.3.0a Server (ProFTPD Default Installation) [::ffff:18.104.22.168]
Name (22.214.171.124:nass): nass
331 Password required for nass.
230 User nass logged in.
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.
ftp> ls -l
500 Illegal PORT command
ftp: bind: Address already in use
thank you for your help