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Victor1946 04-26-2006 03:06 PM

installed Core5 but unable to FTP to it WEB is OK
Installed Core 5.
Set up a client email account all OK,
Can see WEB OK,
Can see other (windows) computers on the LAN
I can not FTP to it
I can not SSH to it.

I set its LAN address to
and created a user fred with PW say qwerty123.

When I try to FTP to with user name fred and PW qwerty123
It just fails to connect.
(I have tried disabling the firewall)

Likewise SSH - can not connect so no chance to enter a username

As I am a novice at Linux it may be something blindingly obvious.

pixellany 04-26-2006 08:50 PM

I have RHEL4 at the office. I can access it using SFTP, but not FTP. I believe that one has to specifically install FTP but, since SFTP works fine, I have not bothered.

Its possible you also need to specifically install SSH--or maybe just activate it??

demented_are_go 04-26-2006 09:05 PM

ok... it's vsftpd right? what error are you getting, can't connect at all, or cannot login, that's two different things, vsftpd has local_enable set to no by default.

(from manpage : local_enable
Controls whether local logins are permitted or not. If enabled, normal user accounts in /etc/passwd may be used to log in.)
Check your config file and have a look at vsftpd.conf manpage.

alexander_bosakov 04-29-2006 04:04 PM

From where you are trying to connect - from a computer on the same LAN, or not?

Victor1946 05-10-2006 02:15 PM

Thanks for your interest folks.
It is now working OK, it was a silly mistake of mine.
Where I thought I has set the static IP address to - something must have gone wrong because it was not set.
But thanks anyway

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