possible problem with tcp wrappers + vsftpd
Hi, I just set up my webserver yesterday at UNI. Everything worked fine except...
When I tried logging in to the ftp, it asked for a username and password, even though it was configured for anonymous and when I tried logging in anon it wouldnt let me (through IE).
It worked fine when logging in to the ftp on the actual machine (j23res4.anu.edu.au) anonymously.
Im using TCP Wrappers with vsftpd to only allow login to the ftp from the domain anu.edu.au. In hosts.allow I put
"vsftpd : .anu.edu.au"
and in hosts.deny I put
"vsftpd : ALL".
I though I may have got these wrong and it was preventing it from allowing logins so I changed them to
"vsftp : .anu.edu.au"
"vsftp : ALL"
This did allow me to login into the ftp no worries but I'm not sure if this rule is having any affect.
Everything was working fine on campus i.e. from the domain anu.edu.au, I could access my webpage, the ftp and jabber server. But when I try to access my website from another place (ie not from the domain anu.edu.au), I dont even get a response from my webserver, no respond to a ping or anything.
Is it possible that the rule I entered as above is stopping people off-campus from viewing my entire webpage/ftp? Shouldnt it respond to a ping at least?
This could be the problem or it could be that the ANU (Australia National University) has blocked outside access for my webserver...(it was previously open but perhaps they noticed there was no activity on that IP for a period of six weeks and decided to close it)