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Old 10-22-2005, 04:10 PM   #1
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vsftpd server: can connect locally, not remotely

Hi all,

I'm trying to set up an anonymous FTP server on my Linux machine using vsftpd.

So far I've configured /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf and run the service with "/usr/sbin/vsftpd &". I'm able to connect from within the Linux machine using the command "ftp localhost", log in anonymously, download files, and do everything else fine. However, I can't connect to the server from any other computer. Are there firewall rules or other vsftpd.conf options I need to change?

Thanks for your help!
Old 10-24-2005, 12:54 AM   #2
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I think it is a firewall problem, you have to allow incoming connections to port 21.
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unblocking port 21 do I do this? (Sorry, but I am still pretty new to Linux!)


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