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Old 02-07-2014, 05:11 PM   #1
Ribo01
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finding FTP service


hello y'all. hope you had a great day. am having troublr running "ftp" on my system, when i type in,
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ftp
, get into the,
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ftp prompt
when i try to use,
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open 192.168.168.*.*
(note ofcourse i typed in the full right ip addy, this is jst an example), its tells me,
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connection refused
i obviously have connection to the same ip through,
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ssh
so am wondering why i cant connnect to the ip through,
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ftp
. i go to my,
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/etc/init.d/ directory
but cant seem to find the ftp service amongst the services running.found,
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vsftpd
on the list but no ftp. so am wondering why???

Also i would like to be corrected if am wrong or better still enlighthened,
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every service running on my linux system should or would be in the '/etc/init.d/ directory' right?
i also thought maybe i didnt have the,
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ftp
installed, when i queried my,
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rpm
using
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rpm -qa | grep -i ftp
, ftp was listed as being installed. so now am so puzzled would love a quick response please

My distro is
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Oracle Linux Server release 5.6
 
Old 02-07-2014, 11:06 PM   #2
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You're not clear when you're talking about cmds on the server and cmds on the client.
Also, please actually copy/paste the cmds/output directly rather than describing them.

Having said that, vsftpd is an ftp server and should be only on the server end, not the client.
You will also have to check that it is up and running
Code:
netstat -tanp
then check server firewall is open
Code:
iptables -nvL
This has nothing to do with ssh (although if ssh works, you could use scp or sftp to copy stuff instead).

Also, post the Linux distro for both systems.

HTH
 
Old 02-08-2014, 11:35 PM   #3
Ribo01
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hello all, Thanks chrism01 for your reply. All my questioned were not answered, i also asked if all services, and i mean,
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all
running in a Linux system are always in the,
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/etc/init.d/directory
would like that to be confirmed. Then is there also a particular command to check if a
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specific port
is opened instead of listing the whole ports through
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iptables -nvL
or through
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netstat
. looking forward to reading soon.

kind regards
 
Old 02-09-2014, 02:27 PM   #4
btmiller
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Quoting random words makes your posts rather hard to read.

The vsftod program is an FTP server implementation. You can start it with "/etc/init.d/vsftpd start". However, if you have a firewall running (check "iptables -L") then it is likely set up to block FTP traffic. If you Google around a bit, you can easily find instructions for how to make iptables pass FTP traffic.

However, if you have ssh working to the server, there's a much easier and more secure way to transferring files! Simply use the "sftp" command, which runs over ssh, instead of ftp.
 
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:29 AM   #5
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hello y'all. A big thanks to btmiller, i think have been able to figure it out, and i would learn to do less quoting of my word when i post. As i always say, the forum rocksssss!!!

cheers
 
  


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