FTP error, please help
we are facing this ftp issue :
ntpc@orange123:/home/gtpc $ ftp 126.96.36.199
ftp: connect: A remote host did not respond within the timeout period.
what could be the reason for this error ?
orange123 is AIX server.
188.8.131.52 is the Linux server.
we are unable to do ftp from AIX to LINUX.
What could be the reason for this ?
Please help us.
Possible reasons are 1) network (routing and/or firewall) and/or 2) There is no ftp daemon running.
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).
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.