Sun Solaris 9 not accepting FTP request
Posted on 2009-05-14
Sun Box is plugged into a small 8 port hub along with my laptop (running XP). From my PC I can ping and SSH to the Sun box, but a timeout occurs when attempting a FTP login from PC. Wireshark (on PC) reveals there isn't any response at all to the FTP SYN packets sourced from my PC. The Sun box is setup as a System Installation Server . Note I can establish FTP sessions with other similar SIS servers in my company using the same PC. When I log in successfully via SSH to this particular box, my prompt doesn't look like propmts on other SIS boxes. For one it doesn't append the hostname to the local path name and it ends up being just a "$" without any path, and remains this way when changing directories. I'm not sure if these are clues to the FTP problem or not.
login as: sis
Last login: Wed May 13 19:42:37 2009 from 10.9.146.14
Sun Microsystems Inc. SunOS 5.9 Generic May 2002
-sh: H: not found
-sh: PATH=:.:/usr/bin: is not an identifier
I did some searching on the EE website for hints and clues and am including output of troubleshooting steps taken by others with similar FTP problems. Hopefully I won't have to reinstall the O/S to make this work. I did try toggling the passive transfer mode on/off.
$ cat /etc/release
Solaris 9 12/03 s9s_u5wos_08b SPARC
Copyright 2003 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.
Assembled 21 November 2003
$ cat /etc/ftpd/ftpusers
# ident "@(#)ftpusers 1.4 01/08/27 SMI"
# List of users denied access to the FTP server, see ftpusers(4).
$ ls -l /dev/null
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root other 27 May 4 2007 /dev/null -> ../devices/pseudo/mm@0:null
$ ls -lL /dev/null
crw-rw-rw- 1 root sys 13, 2 May 14 05:01 /dev/null
$ ls -al > /dev/null
$ ls -ld /dev
drwxr-xr-x 18 root sys 3584 May 13 10:28 /dev