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Hi,

I have a system running SuSE 8.0, KDE and I am having trouble getting ftp and telnet to work.
When connecting to either service, telnet hostname or ftp hostname both reply with similar comments:
c:\> telnet hostname
<screen clears>
  Connection to host lost

c:\> ftp hostname
=Connected to hostname...
  Connection closed by remote host


- I've run a netstat and services are listenting on the correct ports.
- sftp authenticates and functions properly, but ftp is what  I want to work
- /etc/ftpusers file has root commented out.
- /etc/securetty has pts/0 -- pts/9 entries. These entries allow root access on other systems.

I'm running out of ideas. How do I check to see if a firewall is running? If one is not running, what should I try to do?
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by:jameswalt
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Another note,

rpm -qa | grep ftp returns
lukemftp-1.5...
yast2-agent-ftp-2.5.2...
yast2-agent-tftp-2.5.1...


ps -ef | grep ftp returns nothing
ps -ef | grep ftp returns nothing
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Karl Heinz Kremer earned 60 total points
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lukemftp is a ftp client, you don't have a server installed. Use YaST2 to add software and select the vsftpd package (I hope that this was part of 8.0 :-) You also need to install the telnet daemon. After you've installed the servers, you need to enable them in /etc/inetd.conf - just remove the '#' in front of the lines that start the vsftpd and telnetd programs..
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
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The ftpd program would only run when a connection is active. Therefore your ps comand will not list anything. You can however start vsftpd as real daemon that stays active even without an active connection. Wether you want to do this depends on how many ftp connections you expect. For just a modest number of connections, use the inetd (or xinetd) method, if you run a very busy server start vsftpd as daemon.
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