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Old 02-08-2002, 12:04 PM   #1
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ftp localhost not working - RH 6.2

Hi all,

I just installed RH 6.2 last night on an AMD 450Mhz machine. Normal install setup nothing complicated. After it successful installed, I run netcfg to setup my machine to be part of my small home network with machines connected to a router. This machine can connect to the internet and can be connected via telnet from other machines. The only problem is that I can't FTP into it. I get a "421 - Service not available" message. I looked into this forum for a similar problem and followed advises there. So far this is what I have done to investigate the problem.

1. Check /etc/hosts - ok
2. Check /etc/inetd.conf - ftp service is uncommented. - ok
3. Check /etc/ftpaccess - ok
4. Check the inetd daemon is running - ok
5. Check /etc/host.allow and /etc/host.deny (both empty) - ok
6. Check /etc/ftpusers (empty) - ok

I can ping to this machine from other machines and I can telnet to this machine as well. However,
if I test the ftp server using "ftp localhost" it does not work and get "421 Service not available" message.

Can somebody help? What else should I looked at.
Shall I just re-install the software again?

Thanks in advance!


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