I have a RedHat 7.3 fully updated linuxbox. I had ProFTP running in
standalone mode perfectly, and I could log on from the office to the
linuxbox which is at home - no probs.
Then I had a HD problem (SMART error warning of impending HD failure)
which caused me to return the HD under warranty and replace it with a
bigger one. (40 Gb vs 20 for the original one). The tech shop imaged my
original HD then cloned it onto the new one. Of course, the partition
info was all wrong, but using Webmin, I was able to add the extra space
as a new partition, and all seems to work OK with this one exception.
Hence my problem:
When I try to log on to ProFTP now, all I get is an error message along
the lines of "Machine doesn't recognise a simple FTP command" plus some
other gibberish - I can't remember exactly as I'm at home at the moment,
and on the linux box. I've re-installed ProFTP, installed the latest
upgrade (1.2.7 RC1) but the problem remains. I've tried Googling the
error message to no avail. I've searched every Linux book I have to no
avail - no mention of such an error message or what it means.
gftp and webmin both show that the ProFTP daemon is running OK. The conf
file is unaltered from when it all worked before. I've just upgraded to
the latest kernel from RHN, etc etc - but still no worky :((
I've tried to figure it out for myself, but as a newbie, I'm finally
stumped. Could one of you gurus out there shed any light on this
If all fails, what is involved with a re-install of Red Hat 7.3? Can I
just install over the top of the existing one, as in Windows, or will it
destroy all my data, programs, preferences, etc etc? What about if RH
install wants to re-partition the newer bigger HD - what do I tell it to
do? I suspect that somewhere deep in the bowels of the machine there
lurks a problem to do with the ports - I use a non-standard FTP port by
the way (port 12345) and I have the range of passive ports set in ProFTP
to 30000-30050, as my hardware firewall won't let me use active FTP.
This is the system that worked fine before.
All help much apopreciated - thanks :))