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Old 08-24-2003, 06:27 PM   #1
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ftp problems in RedHat 7.1

I am trying to connect to a linux (Red Hat Linux 7.1) server I recently installed from my Windows PC but keep getting:

ftp: connect: Connection refused

This also happens when I try to run:

ftp localhost

from the Linux server itself.

1) What do I need to look for to check that the ftp server is installed and running properly
2) If it is then what could be the problem
3) How do I make the ftp server auto start when the Linux server is started.

Old 08-24-2003, 07:01 PM   #2
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Usually the easiest way to setup FTP by default on Redhat is to type setup as root and from there you will find services to select from. Then place a mark next to FTP to start the FTP server, this should also enable it to start at boot time.

Though being version 7.1, you might want to download and install a later version, I think Redhat on that version used wu-ftpd as the default FTP server, as your version on this would be outdated and could have some security issues.

You could also use a different server like proftpd or a secure one as sftp which are usually more stable and recommended over wu-ftp in most cases.


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