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Old 03-21-2007, 02:55 PM   #1
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Setting up an FTP server...


I currently own Red Hat Enterprise AS 5, and am trying to set up a server. So far, I can get /var/www/html broadcasted on the net, but I cannot access the server via FTP using Windows GUI like SmartFTP, WinSCP, etc... I can use command prompt and use vsftpd and browse the files, but I cannot get it channeled through a GUI interface.

Is there anything I need to check? Sorry if this sounds dumb. Thanks.
Old 03-21-2007, 04:33 PM   #2
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Are you using anonymous logins or not? You may need to try toggling passive ftp on or off with the GUI apps in Windows that you are using.
Old 03-21-2007, 06:17 PM   #3
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tftpd running

Are you running a tftp server? I am not sure if the tools you are using will only check port 80 via http or if the check port 21 via ftp.

Make suer that some ftp package is installed. Either chkconfig on ftp in /etc/init.d, or. more likely, edit /etc/xinet.d/ftp and make sure disabled=no then restart xinted

service xinetd restart


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