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Old 10-24-2005, 01:54 PM   #1
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problems with ftp client

I am having problems with the ftp client using RedHat Enterprise Linux.

I realize I should be using scp or sftp, but that's not possibl in this situation. I'm ftp'ing from a server which cannot do those protocols.

I CAN successfully get/put files from some servers. However, when I try to ftp from an ftp server located on my xp test box, or from a network device (which is the real one I'm going after), i get some weird errors, which I've pasted below:

[cns@mylinuxserver cns] $ ftp
Connected to
220 Passport FTP server ready
530 USER and PASS required
530 USER and PASS required
KERBEROS_V4 rejected as an authentication type
Name ( Manager
331 Password required
230 User logged in
ftp> ls
227 Entering Passive Mode 0,0,0,0,4,13
ftp: connect: Connection refused
ftp> passive
Passive mode off.
ftp> ls
200 Port set okay

And then I hang. I've tried this with and without my iptables service running and get the same result everytime. I'm thining it has somethign to do with that Kerberos stuff perhaps? The passive mode? (although I turned that off as you can see).

I can ftp to those servers no problem from other unix (aix) machines.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Old 10-24-2005, 02:01 PM   #2
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try adding the line ftp_passive on to the vsftpd configuration file usually located in /etc/vsftpd.conf
Old 10-24-2005, 02:04 PM   #3
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I think I may have been unclear. the FTP Server is NOT on my linux box. I run into this problem when I'm using the ftp CLIENT on my linux box and use it to connect to certain ftp servers (namely a test one I put up on a windows box, and an ftp server on a network device, which is the real target I'm trying to solve!).


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