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Old 05-04-2006, 03:26 PM   #1
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pc1 connected to pc2 via rs232, ncftp problem

Hello there!

I've got a little problem:

- i have desktop and proftpd runnig there, and i've got laptop, that supposed to act as a client
- both computers are connected via nullmodem cable rs232
- ping and 'ftp' program works.
- if i run 'ftp' program on my laptop i'get this
ftp> open
Connecto to
220 ProFTPD 1.2.10 Server (desktop) []
Name (
331 Password required for swiezy.
230 User swiezy logged in.
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.
but when i try this more user-friendly client - ncftp...
ncftp> open
Connecting to
ProFTPD 1.2.10 Server (desktop) []
Logging in...
Anonymous access granted, restrictions apply.
Logged in to
ncftp / >
When using ncftp i can't access my /home directory on my desktop (where proftpd is running), i'm directed to /home/ftp and can't get out . I tried using -u (user) and -p (password) flags but none of them worked, ncftp just ignores them. However when i use 'ftp' program i can browse whole /home directory.

I made this addon in /etc/proftpd.cond:
DefaultRoot /home
But it didn't help .


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