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Hi, we are facing this ftp issue : ntpc@orange123:/home/gtpc $ ftp 192.123.134.6 ftp: connect: A remote host did not respond within the timeout period. what could be the reason for ...
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    FTP error, please help


    Hi,

    we are facing this ftp issue :

    ntpc@orange123:/home/gtpc $ ftp 192.123.134.6
    ftp: connect: A remote host did not respond within the timeout period.

    what could be the reason for this error ?

    orange123 is AIX server.
    192.123.134.6 is the Linux server.

    we are unable to do ftp from AIX to LINUX.

    What could be the reason for this ?

    Please help us.


    Regards,
    Aparna.

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    Possible reasons are 1) network (routing and/or firewall) and/or 2) There is no ftp daemon running.
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    lrithori is correct, however, I'd think it would be routing or firewall rather than no ftp daemon because the error would be "connection refused" if no daemon was running.

    I would do the following on the linux server:
    # /etc/init.d/iptables stop

    Then re-try the ftp. If it works, then you either need to modify the firewall settings on the linux server or just leave the firewall shut off (if it is a redhat or clone, you could use "chkconfig iptables off" to disable the firewall permanently).

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    Also, you might check with your ISP. Unless this is all being run on a private network or whatever. Some ISP block these and other well used ports.
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