AIX 5.3 on P550, Can't access internet FTP sites...
Posted on 2005-04-14
I know little or nothing about UNIX or AIX, so I apologize in advance. We have just installed a new P550 server running AIX 5.3 to facilitate our billing needs. Our application is IDX and we also use Express Bill to send out billing statements. We are trying to send our statements through Express Bill using FTP, but for some reason, we can't connect to their FTP site. So I tried connected to Microsoft's FTP site and it failed also. On our old Billing server (RS6000), it can still connect fine to Express Bill's and Microsoft's FTP site (we have the old server still running, just not in production). Any other machine in the network can get to Express Bill's FTP site also. So, it is something with this machine. I have checked and doubled checked the network settings and from what I can tell, they seem correct. The default gateway is correct, actually, all of the settings are identical to our old Billing system (accept for the ip address, of course). And actually, the new server has the old server's ip address now so that we didn't have to change anything on the workstation client's end. I tried adding a static route to make sure it looked to our PIX firewall as a gateway when going to this site, also, but that didn't help neither.
Basically, the way it's physically setup is that it is connected to an Allied Telesyn 8024m switch, just like all of the other servers are. And that switch is connected to the Firewall, which is connected to the Internet Router. I don't think that the router or firewall are causing the problem because any other computer on the network can access the FTP site just fine. So it must be something in the network configuration or something that is stopping it from being able to see the FTP site.
Sorry about the long explanation, but I wanted to try and make it as detailed as possible.
Any ideas? Thanks.