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Old 06-29-2004, 03:03 PM   #1
mvanadel
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ftp trouble


Hello,

I've recently set up an ftp server on my computer running fedora core 2. I used the "security level" tool to config iptables to allow ftp connections. When I try to log in from my laptop at work (also fedora core 2) I am able to log on to the server, but when I type a command (e.g., ls) I get the message:

227 Entering Passive Mode (25,96,112,10,236,254)
ftp: connect: Connection timed out

Interestingly, when I try to log in from Windows XP, there's no problem--I can see my directory, transfer files, etc.

The trouble persists even when I disable the firewall on my laptop. Anybody have any ideas on what the problem is? It doesn't seem to be an issue with my server setup.

Thanks,
Matt

Last edited by mvanadel; 06-29-2004 at 03:07 PM.
 
Old 06-29-2004, 04:17 PM   #2
peter_robb
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Make sure your 2nd pc (the ftp client) is actually using passive mode,
and has the ip_conntrack_ftp & ip_nat_ftp modules loaded.

These do the handshaking for passive and active modes and the extra ports required.

do lsmod for a list of modules, & modprobe ip_nat_ftp to load both modules.
 
Old 06-30-2004, 05:30 PM   #3
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Peter,

Thanks for your help with this. Intially ip_conntrack_ftp and ip_nat_ftp modules weren't loaded. I used modprobe ip_nat_ftp to load the modules, but it didn't seem to have any effect on the problem. Any other ideas?

Thanks,
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Matt
 
  


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