Why can't I connect to my VMware ESX server using FTP?
Posted on 2008-10-01
I've connected to the ESX 3.5 server using VMware Infrastructure Client (VIC), and went to Configuration->Security Profile->Properties and enabled the FTP server port.
I then try to login using my handy FTP software tool "SmartFTP", by entering in the IP Address, the user name (root), my password, and the default FTP port of 21. I then receive the error message of "No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it."
Is there an additional permissions that needs to be enabled on the ESX server, or something else that needs to be done so that I can connect via FTP?