can't connect to ftp server

Wayne Pascoe freebsd-feb at
Tue Feb 17 08:24:12 PST 2004

On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 11:19:10AM -0500, Marty Landman wrote:
> I'm running 4.8 on a lan with sshd, httpd and no known problems except that 
> I can't connect to ftp from another box. The message I get on my ftp client 
> (filezilla) is 'unable to connect'.
> Inetd is running and /etc/inetd.conf has
> ftp     stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/libexec/ftpd       ftpd -l
> ftp     stream  tcp6    nowait  root    /usr/libexec/ftpd       ftpd -l

Couple of things to check... 

1. Does /usr/libexec/ftpd exist 

2. Is there anything listening on port 21 
   (netstat -an | grep LISTEN | grep 21)

3. Check the contents of /var/log/messages

Hope that helps...

Wayne Pascoe
A good sysadmin always carries around a few feet of
fiber. If he gets lost, he simply drops the fiber
on the ground, waits 10 minutes and asks the
backhoe operator for directions - Bill Bradford

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