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Hi, I've inherited an old Redhat (6.3??) server that runs sendmail internally. However, our network has changed and machines (inc my own) on a new IP range cannot FTP files ...
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    Cannot FTP to old redhat server


    Hi, I've inherited an old Redhat (6.3??) server that runs sendmail internally. However, our network has changed and machines (inc my own) on a new IP range cannot FTP files to this server. I can ping it and SSH it, but not FTP to it.

    Any ideas what file I need to edit to allow FTP from my new network? FTP still works fine from the old network.

    thanks,

    Nik

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    assuming your ftp socket is open with inetd : have you tried to edit /etc/inetd.conf or /etc/xinetd.conf file ?

    search for ftp in it and make sure the line is uncommented.

    If not, uncomment it and restart the inetd daemon.

    If this is not working then you might be using another FTP server off the inetd process such as vsftpd or similar.

    cheers

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    It's running proftpd. But I can't find a conf file for it anywhere!!

    Nik

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    have you checked that the proftpd daemon is running and that port 21 is open ?

    Code:
    #netstat -an | grep -i tcp | grep -i listen | grep 21

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    Yes.

    To clarify, I can ftp to this server from any of our 8 class C networks still.

    I can't however ftp to it from a 10.x.x.x machine.

    The server is inside the firewall on the lan. The server itself can't have any restrictions on it because I can SSH in to it fine plus I can view web pages hosted by it from a 10.x.x.x machine.

    Anyway, I'm stuck....

    Nik

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