Full Discussion: RH 7.2 FTP Server Config
Special Forums IP Networking RH 7.2 FTP Server Config Post 24504 by flounder on Friday 12th of July 2002 11:22:16 AM

I have resolved my issue and now I am able to ftp from WinXp to my Linux box. I had a friend of mine along with sansolaris's post(much thanks) so I wanted to pass them on. The main reason why I could connect is because I didn't change the wu-ftpd file. Here are the steps I used. If anyone would like to make any suggests, please feel free.

1. Install WU-FTPD (it is an RPM on the CDs)
2. Edit /etc/xinetd.d/wu-ftpd
Change the last line to "disable=no"
3. Edit /etc/ftphosts
Add a line as follows:
Allow user_name * (the * is from where you can access FTP-- *
means anywhere. You could lock this down to a particular IP or
4. That's it... it should be up and running. You might have to restart the
xinetd. You can do that by typing "/sbin/service xinetd restart"
5. You might want to check your firewall rules... most medium to high
security rules will not allow inbound FTP access. You can flush the rules
by typing either:
/sbin/iptables -F
/sbin/ipchains -F
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ftphosts(4)							   File Formats 						       ftphosts(4)

ftphosts - FTP Server individual user host access file SYNOPSIS
/etc/ftpd/ftphosts DESCRIPTION
The ftphosts file is used to allow or deny access to accounts from specified hosts. The following access capabilities are supported: allow username addrglob [addrglob...] Only allow users to login as username from host(s) that match addrglob. deny username addrglob [addrglob...] Do not allow users to login as username from host(s) that match addrglob. A username of * matches all users. A username of anonymous or ftp specifies the anonymous user. addrglob is a regular expression that is matched against hostnames or IP addresses. addrglob may also be in the form address:netmask or address/CIDR, or be the name of a file that starts with a slash ('/') and contains additional address globs. An exclamation mark (`!') placed before the addrglob negates the test. The first allow or deny entry in the ftphosts file that matches a username and host is used. If no entry exists for a username, then access is allowed. Otherwise, a matching allow entry is required to permit access. EXAMPLES
You can use the following ftphosts file to allow anonymous access from any host except those on the class A network 10, with the exception of 10.0.0.* IP addresses, which are allowed access: allow ftp 10.0.0.* deny ftp 10.*.*.* allow ftp * 10.0.0.* can be written as or FILES
/etc/ftpd/ftphosts ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWftpr | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |External | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
in.ftpd(1M), ftpaccess(4), attributes(5) SunOS 5.10 1 May 2003 ftphosts(4)

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