Welcome to Linux Knowledge Base and Tutorial
"The place where you learn linux"

 Create an AccountHome | Submit News | Your Account  

Tutorial Menu
Linux Tutorial Home
Table of Contents

· Introduction to Operating Systems
· Linux Basics
· Working with the System
· Shells and Utilities
· Editing Files
· Basic Administration
· The Operating System
· The X Windowing System
· The Computer Itself
· Networking
· System Monitoring
· Solving Problems
· Security
· Installing and Upgrading
· Linux and Windows

Man Pages
Linux Topics
Test Your Knowledge

Site Menu
Site Map
Copyright Info
Terms of Use
Privacy Info
Masthead / Impressum
Your Account

Private Messages

News Archive
Submit News
User Articles
Web Links


The Web

Who's Online
There are currently, 69 guest(s) and 0 member(s) that are online.

You are an Anonymous user. You can register for free by clicking here

Linux Knowledge Base and Tutorial: Forums

Linux Tutorial :: View topic - strange vsftpd problem
 Forum FAQForum FAQ   SearchSearch   UsergroupsUsergroups   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

strange vsftpd problem

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Tutorial Forum Index -> Software
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you must forward the ports 21 and 20 to your pc ip
Back to top

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:22 am    Post subject: same Reply with quote

I also have vsfptd running on Fedora Core 3. When I try to access my server internally with SmartFTP as my client, it logs in correctly but gives "425 Security: Bad IP connecting." after it logs in. When someone tries to access it externally with SmartFTP, they get "Socket connected, Waiting for welcome message." and it just times out.

Ports 20-89 are forwarded
Back to top

PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the same problem... I think I checked everything:
[list]* I can connect from other computers on the network - so ftp is working fine[/list:u][list]* I can connect from outside to the web server running on this computer - so forwarding from the router to this pc is working fine[/list:u][list]* If I reboot into Windows, I can connect to FTP server running on this computer - so ISP is not blocking port 21, and the router is not standing in the way, either [/list:u]
So, the way I see it - it can be either configuration of Linux FTP server (vsftpd on FC3), or iptables (which I don't understand Embarassed ) or something else that I don't even know about... anybody solved this problem?
Back to top

Joined: Apr 26, 2005
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh, I just noticed that ssh and sftp are working fine from outside as well... so it seems that vsftpd is not listening to ftp port. Although netstat gives me this:[code:1]/etc#netstat -a|grep ftp
tcp 0 0 *:ftp *:* LISTEN
[/code:1]how do I enable non-secure ftp listener?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Tutorial Forum Index -> Software All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1


Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001-2007 phpBB Group

The Linux Tutorial is always looking for new contributors.



Security Code
Security Code
Type Security Code

Don't have an account yet? You can create one. As a registered user you have some advantages like theme manager, comments configuration and post comments with your name.

Help if you can!

Amazon Wish List

Did You Know?
You can choose larger fonts by selecting a different themes.


Tell a Friend About Us

Bookmark and Share

Web site powered by PHP-Nuke

Is this information useful? At the very least you can help by spreading the word to your favorite newsgroups, mailing lists and forums.
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters. Articles are the property of their respective owners. Unless otherwise stated in the body of the article, article content (C) 1994-2013 by James Mohr. All rights reserved. The stylized page/paper, as well as the terms "The Linux Tutorial", "The Linux Server Tutorial", "The Linux Knowledge Base and Tutorial" and "The place where you learn Linux" are service marks of James Mohr. All rights reserved.
The Linux Knowledge Base and Tutorial may contain links to sites on the Internet, which are owned and operated by third parties. The Linux Tutorial is not responsible for the content of any such third-party site. By viewing/utilizing this web site, you have agreed to our disclaimer, terms of use and privacy policy. Use of automated download software ("harvesters") such as wget, httrack, etc. causes the site to quickly exceed its bandwidth limitation and are therefore expressly prohibited. For more details on this, take a look here

PHP-Nuke Copyright © 2004 by Francisco Burzi. This is free software, and you may redistribute it under the GPL. PHP-Nuke comes with absolutely no warranty, for details, see the license.
Page Generation: 0.12 Seconds