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Old 11-24-2003, 11:16 PM   #1
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Angry ProFTPD can't connect...

I've setup an FTP server with ProFTPD and it works great on the local network, but when i try it over the internet it doesn't work. I know my router is setup corectly so that isn't it. is there a setting in the config throwing it off??? Thanks in advanced
Old 11-24-2003, 11:47 PM   #2
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Is you router running stealth mode? What I mean is that the reson you may not be able to ftp past your router/switch/hub is that you have to enable the forwarding to that port - if I'm not mistaken port 21.

I am a noob so I'm not 100% sure about this but it may be along the track of packet forwarding and port.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong

Old 11-25-2003, 02:36 AM   #3
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Like i said before, i know its NOT my router or any of my equipment. I've run lots of other FTP servers no problem. Something isn't setup right with ProFTPD.

PS) I"m running mandrake 9.0
Old 11-25-2003, 03:43 AM   #4
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when you say "it doesn't work", are you getting a Connection Refused message or will it just not allow logins. Are you using inetd to control proftpd or running it standalone or as a daemon?
Also, can you include the /usr/local/etc/proftpd.conf
Old 11-26-2003, 07:23 PM   #5
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Check you are not using one of the 'private' network areas, such as 192.168.x.x, etc. Routers cannot route these addresses by convention, although it is not impossible a poorly built router could!


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