I have a 2 machine network that seems to have all functionality except for
My Little home Network: Linux (Redhat 6.1) on Intel machine intended to be
the server (but I chose the workstation Linux installation). eth0 is
W98 Machine with 3com309d card. These 2 machines are connected by BNC (thin
coax cable) with appropriate T terminators on each end.
Linux box can ping W98 box.
W98 box can ping Linux box.
W98 box can telnet to Linux box. No problems with telneting.
But ftp is unsuccessful. When I try to ftp on the W98 box, Here is what I
get in the MSDOS window:
ftp> open 220.127.116.11 (this is the Linux box IP address)
Connected to 18.104.22.168
Connection closed by remote host
When I try to get the Linux box to ftp to itself I get this message:
421 Service not available. Remote server has closed connection
At the suggestion of a friend and without understanding, I have looked at
/etc/inet.conf and changed this line:
ftp stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd in.ftpd -l -a
ftp stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd in.ftpd
This had made no difference to the behavior of ftp.
It seems that I need to configure the Linux box to allow ftp access to
remote machines, but it is not clear tome from REdHat documentation and all
that I have found thus far on the net what I need to do to do this
Any help is much appreciated. Thanks very much in advance.