Bug 6318 - FTP to local machine: service not available.
Summary: FTP to local machine: service not available.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tcp_wrappers
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-10-25 00:43 UTC by kruggiero
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-17 19:38:37 UTC

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Description kruggiero 1999-10-25 00:43:35 UTC
I install the machine with the "KDE Workstation" options.
When I log in as a normal user, I try to FTP to the local
host.  It connects, then hangs for a moment (without
offereing a chance for me to log in).  Then, it gives a
message: service not available, and quits.

FTP works to other sites for me.  FTP appears to be a
started service by looking at the inetd.conf file (it's not
commented out).

Comment 1 ferrelli 2000-01-03 18:08:59 UTC
I am experiencing the same problem with the same symptoms. I also have this
problem with Telnet. These utilities worked fine a few days ago and since then,
I have installed a different monitor and have worked on getting a PPP connection
up and running.

Comment 2 osman 2000-01-16 09:45:59 UTC
What does the log file "/etc/messages" say?
Also try "telnet 21" and take a note about what it says...

Comment 3 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-02-17 19:38:59 UTC
Workstation installs don't install an ftp server by default, so the behavior is
rpm -i /mnt/cdrom/RedHat/RPMS/wu-ftpd-2.6.0-1.i386.rpm should fix this.
If you want to permit anonymous access, install the anonftp RPM as well.

If you have installed wu-ftpd and anonftp, feel free to reopen this bug.

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