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  1. #1

    PureFTP and passive mode problem


    I have a problem I installed PureFTP on Debian system, everything seems to be ok, but only problem is, when I try to connect in passive mode. This doesn't work. I get a timeout by entering passive mode. Can somebody help me to solve this problem?

    I start ftp server by:
    /usr/local/pureftp/sbin/pure-ftpd -E -p 31000:31050 -lpuredb:/usr/local/pureftp/etc/pureftpd.pdb &

    When i try to connect from my computer to this server, netstat give my following:

    Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State User Inode PID/Program name
    tcp 0 0* LISTEN 104 369474 32060/pure-ftpd (ID
    tcp 0 0* LISTEN 0 361754 31031/pure-ftpd (SE
    tcp 0 0 ESTABLISHED0 369469 32060/pure-ftpd (ID

    This should be ok, port for passive conenction is from the specified range, but nothing happens, only window with:
    227 Entering passive mode (10,10,2,242,121,34)

    When i try telnet from my computer to the server with this port, i get logs on the server, so, there shuld be no problem over network. I tried the connection from more places and there is no difference

    Mar 4 12:33:21 wardogs ippl: port 31010 connection attempt from (>

    thanks and sorry for my english

  2. #2
    Open your pureftpd.conf file

    vi /etc/pureftpd.conf

    uncomment the following lines and specify the port range you want to do passive ftp

    PassivePortRange 40000 50000

    and open this portsin your firewall(APF like firwalls will block this ports so open it, in the case of apf add this port rane into IG_port section in the above case insert port as 40000_50000

    restart your fire wall and iptables -F , this will work

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