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Old 01-24-2010, 04:06 AM   #1
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Can't connect to proftpd server

Hi there

I have a proftpd server and I can connect from localhost but I can't from outside.

I've scanned the port 21 and it isn't responding (maybe mi ISP doesn't allow traffic on that port), so I've changed to the port 63306 just to see what happens.

I've changed the /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf to port 63306 and restarted the proftpd service.

Also I've added the rule to the firewall and an entry in the router configuration

Now I try to log in through browser and it just stays like trying to connect to the server but nothing happens.

It would be great if someone could help me (and sorry if my english is not so good). Thanks
Old 01-24-2010, 05:39 AM   #2
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I am pretty sure your ISP isn't blocking port 21.. I have never heard of that (port 25 on the other hand.. lol).

First can you roll back all your changes you made? Change it back to port 21.

Can you type in the command "netstat -plant" and copy back the result?

Also it looks like you're trying to connect from outside to your HOME connection? (router config)

This isn't like a VPS/server on the internet is it?

More likely you haven't forwarded your ports correctly.
Old 01-24-2010, 02:58 PM   #3
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I don't get it, I rolled back the changes that I've made, scanned again the port and it worked! I don't even restarted the pc, the port was responding!

Also yesterday, when a friend was trying to connect with port 21, appeared a message in the browser that said something like: "connection refused, for security the port is blocked" (something like that, I don't remember very well what he told me)

I typed the command "netstat -plant" and shows that the port 21 its listening

tcp6 0 0 :::21 :::* ESCUCHAR -

I really don't get it, if you have an idea of what happened please tell me because yesterday I was trying all day to make it work and now it just worked without headaches.

Old 01-24-2010, 03:13 PM   #4
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nevermind.... glad it's working now



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