Bug 26871 - ftp to my computer gives error
Summary: ftp to my computer gives error
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: wu-ftpd
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-02-09 22:06 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:31 UTC (History)
0 users

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Last Closed: 2001-02-10 01:11:58 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2001-02-09 22:06:13 UTC
I've been setting up ftp on my Linux 7 desktop PC as I did on my laptop PC
and linuxconf gives identical setups and it works on the laptop but not on
the desktop, I get the error:

[caa@puaa ~]# ftp roundoff
Connected to roundoff.hi.gemini.edu.
421 Service not available, remote server has closed connection

when trying to ftp into the desktop from elsewhere.  

is there anything I can do to trace what this error means and fix it?

colin aspin

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-02-10 00:54:14 UTC
Chances are you didn't install the server then.
Install the wu-ftpd, anonftp and xinetd packages, then do

chkconfig wu-ftpd on
chkconfig --level 345 xinetd on
service xinetd restart

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-02-10 01:00:51 UTC
Did it but still 421 service not available.  Output from chkconfig --list is:

xinetd based services:
        linuxconf-web:  off
        wu-ftpd:        on
        tftp:   off
        ftp:    off
        auth:   on
        finger: on
        ntalk:  off
        talk:   off
        rexec:  off
        rlogin: on
        telnet: on
        rsh:    on
the same as on my laptop on which ftp works.  Any more ideas?

Comment 3 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-02-10 01:05:34 UTC
Do you get anything in /var/log/messages?

Comment 4 Need Real Name 2001-02-10 01:11:53 UTC
A-ha!  /var/logs/messages said:

Feb  9 14:16:26 roundoff xinetd[1902]: execv( /usr/etc/in.ftpd ) failed:
Permission denied (errno = 13)

so I changed the in.ftpd a+x and it now works!  Thanks very much!

colin aspin

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