wu-ftp / Telnet

I am running Linux-Mandrake 6.5 running the latest version of Apache and am trying to get wu-ftp up and running.  I can ping the box by host name and IP but cannot get connection by telnet or FTP.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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Have you checked that those ports are open in /etc/inetd.conf? If they are not (they have # in front of them), enable them and say killall -HUP inetd. After that they should work (providing you have installed telnet and wu-ftpd package)

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harnalAuthor Commented:
I checked the inetd.conf file and they are not commented out and the packages I belive that they are installed I can configure them in linuxconf.  How might I check to make sure?
Wu-ftp has to be correctly installed, check to see that it is by executing "rpm -q wu-ftp".

There has to be entries in /etc/services for at least ftp and ftp-data and the line in /etc/inetd.conf has to be uncommented. Also the ftp line in inetd.conf has to point to the where the ftpd is.

With those three things correct you should then be able to ftp to the box.
Maybe you should just give the applications a bit more time. On newer Linux Kernels if you telnet without the server being able to do reverse name resolution, it can take quite a while before you get the login prompt.

That doesn't solve your problem, but at least you will then know that the services are working and you need to look at your DNS
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