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Old 10-24-2012, 11:42 AM   #1
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FTP in linux redhax 5

Dear All.
I am using win 7 as host and redhax 5 as guest on vmware.
I want to share the file between these two os.
i want to send file from guest linux on vmware to win 7.
i past this command to configure the ftp in linux terminal
this is the ip of my win 7.
but this return time out for connection error.
both system are pingable.
please give the detail steps to share the file between two os.
Old 10-24-2012, 12:02 PM   #2
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Is your windows machine running an ftp server? You can't connect via ftp unless the host is running an ftp server to listen for connections.

The easiest way is to install the VMWare tools (which should be the first thing you do when setting up ANY VMWare guest machine), and then set up a shared folder which both host and guest will have access to.
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ftp in linux

How to configure the win 7 ftp server.???
and i am unable to install vmtooll...
Old 10-24-2012, 12:25 PM   #4
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You can get connection time out error for many reasons. Please make sure that the firewall is not blocking the ftp connection. Also make sure ftp service is running on the host you are trying to connect to. FTP services use port number 21 for connection and you can check on your windows machine if that port is open (which I guess is not):

netstat -na | find "21"

By default ftp is not installed in win 7. You may install it from control panel > programs and features > turn windows feature on or off and then under Internet Information Services.

Anyway, I would recommend, to go through this procedure using samba file sharing method as described in the following link. Check the part titled: "Sharing Files by Connecting to a Windows System from a Linux System"

Sharing Files Between Guest and Host Operating Systems

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This might be useful; you will be using more than just port 21


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