I installed RedHat 6.1. With this default installation, I can ftp to the local host and all is fine. I can see that "in.ftpd -l -a" gets started by inetd. When I try to ftp to this same machine from another node on the network, I can see that that ftpd gets started properly - but the connection is always timed out. Oddly enough, the same problem seems to occur with telnet.
I'm not sure what could be going on. I was thinking that maybe my network configuration is incorrect. But I can ftp to my local RedHat machine from itself, and I can ftp to other ftp servers on the network. The only thing I can't do is ftp to the RedHat machine.
Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!