Re: What's a good ftp package?
From: houghi (houghi_at_houghi.org.invalid)
Date: 08 May 2004 07:18:49 GMT
> I've been trying to get pure-ftp working as it's what was included in 9.0
> but I (and the friend testing it for me) keep getting an error message
> 421 Unable to set up secure anonymous FTP
> No matter what I do I can't seem to be able to make it stop this, it's
> highly annoying. It pops up constantly while you are trying to do anything
> on the ftp server, you can make it go away for a few seconds by clicking
> the retry button..
> I've decided to dump pure-ftp because I can not figure out what the heck
> it's doing. So, what is a good ftp server for Suse 9.0 and where could I
> find one???
Also install the 'example' FTP pages. Ihave no idea how your friend
tries to login. I imagine that he either tries to connect anonymously,
wich might not be enabled, tries to login over a secure connection, wich
might not be enabled, server not running, ...
What you do is this:
Install the FTP sever. See that FTP is up and running. You can do this
with 'ftp localhost'. If that works, go to the next step. If not, try to
figure out why it is not running.
What have you done to make it run?
Step 2. FTP server is up and running. See that you can login with 'ftp
localhost' Try it with your user login and password and also with login
'anonymous'. If that works, OK. If not, please give us feedback what
If you can login as user AND as anonymous, check your firewall and set
it to allow FTP connections from the outside. Witch /sbin/ifconfig you
check what your IP adress is.
As your friend to open a DOS window and type 'ftp 126.96.36.199' or
whatever the IPadress is. The above is the IP for ftp.suse.com, so it
can be nice to see if your frind is able to do what you want him to do.
If you can login as a user and not anonymous, make a new user, give that
login and password to your friend and see if he can login with 'ftp
188.8.131.52' and the login and password you provided him.
To see if he has the possibilaty to connect to your machine at all, see
if you have sshd running, if not run it and ask him to do 'telnet
184.108.40.206 22' and see if he gets any feedback.
If all now works, see what happens when he tries it with his FTP
program. If it still does not work there, check his settings, as he uses
something that is not OK.
Do not forget to delete the user.
-- houghi http://www.houghi.org My experience with SuSE Linux 9.1 > The businessworld is like prison and M$ made everybody their bitch.