Are you behind a router or a firewall ? if yes it is things to check as well.
Yes, it's easy to use and really powerful
Yes, but i won't use it
No, the GUI has to be improved
I get the impression that Frodon isn't behind a router. Which is fine, except for the fact that his awesome instructions don't drill down into routers.
I suggest you port forward 21 on your router.
There are some other things you should do too if you haven't already done so.
1. Login into your router.
2. Under Internet Connection Type (or similar- I'm using linksys router), select Static IP. If you need your Internet IP address, subnet mask and gateway click on Status (or similar).
To port forward 21, click into your Port Range Forward table (this is located under Application & Gaming on Linksys)
Start: 21 to
IP Address (linksys and based on DHCP Server starting IP address): 192.168.1.100
Hope this helps. Keep posting your questions if it doesn't =)
Thank you both. Tried it over a PPP connection and things worked fine. As a note ftp uses port 20 as well as port 21, 21 is for commands and 20 for data, unless passive ftp is used.
many compliments for this guide frodon. I got it work in a few minutes, I tried in local network(ftp 127.0.0.1), no problem. But know I'm always getting this error from Linux or Windows SO:
xxx@Linux-desktop:~$ ftp 192.168.0.253
Connected to 192.168.0.253.
500 FTP server shut down (Sun Apr 1 21:17:59 2007 , Current connections will be dropped: Sun Apr 1 21:07:59 2007) -- please try again later
I tried restarting proftpd and Ubuntu, but nothing. Why is this happening?
I thnk you need to pass the username at least in your command to go to the next login step, for example "ftp email@example.com" then you will be asked to enter the password (it's how it works with a web browser).
500 FTP server shut down (Sun Apr 1 21:17:59 2007
that's about the time I logged off from fto in Ubuntu
edit: tried ftp firstname.lastname@example.org and got Unknown host errror.
Like I said before, the 500 error came out when I started the Windows macchine, Could it be a conflict with Samba?
Last edited by Harry_Callahan; April 1st, 2007 at 09:42 PM.
I'm a complete Linux/Ubuntu newbie
I've followed the tutorial, but when i try to start the server I Just get:
root@Server:~# sudo /etc/init.d/proftpd start
* Starting ftp server proftpd [fail]
How do I go about to get a little more information on exactly what it is that has failed?
Don't forget to perform a syntax check first just to see that there isn't any typo somewhere :
More here : http://www.proftpd.org/localsite/Use...ked/x1044.htmlCode:proftpd -td5
did that. It says it's ok...