Make sure there is an actual FTP daemon installed on the computer
system. Secondly, do you even get a "connect" message? Have you checked
/etc/hosts.deny; /etc/shells, /var/log/ftp*, /var/log/secure*,
/var/log/messages (var dirs hold log files which might have messages
indicating what's wrong) ... do you have users placed into /etc/ftpusers?
could be a lot of things.. give us some symptoms
> I don't have any firewall set up, but I don't specifically setup an ftpd
> program. From what I understand, inetd is supposed to take care of that
> monitoring ports and spawning the appropriate process (in this case ftpd)
> only when needed.
> > > I am running Red Hat 6, and for some reason it won't accept incoming
> > > connections.
> > > My /etc/inetd.conf file has the following lines in it:
> > > ftp stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd
in.ftpd -l -a
> > > telnet stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd in.telnetd
> > > telnet works fine, but whenever I ftp to the machihne it won't accept
> > > connections!
> > > Please help,
> > > Paul
> > Do you have an ftp daemon installed? Is there a firewall blocking port
> > --
> > Stephen Williams
> > * I've tried killing time, but it keeps making a comeback.