I found a problem today on my cron servers running EL5 my monthly upload scripts stopped working for all FTP uploads to the live external servers.
I am run FTP commands manually today and it seems /usr/bin/ftp is not working in fact using netstat it now even leaving cron servers. I have checked every thing i can think of but it just will not open a connection live servers running proftd via inetd.
It really bugging me because i can FTP on command line through windows box and connect to our hired server but i can not connect from cron boxes at all. So i tried connecting from cron servers from FTP command to my friends servers in USA no problem worked OK am i missing some thing here can any one help me with this odd problem?