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Operating Systems Solaris ftp connection problem Post 302112034 by dsbeerf on Saturday 24th of March 2007 02:40:50 PM
Old 03-24-2007
First I would make sure that other users can connect, and log in. If not, check the /etc/inet/inetd.conf on the server to see if FTP is enabled. [Solaris 10 check the "services" (svcs -a | grep ftp) and look for "enabled" or "online" in the left hand column.] Either edit the inetd.conf and remove the 'comment' ( # ) from the first column, or enter the command "svcadm enable /network/ftp".

DISCLAIMER: I have not mentioned ANY of the issues involved with enabling FTP on a particular machine.

If it is only this user (userA) that cannot login, I'd check to make sure they have an account on the FTP server that they can login to, that their name does not exist in the /etc/ftpd/ftpusers file, that the host they are coming from is not disallowed in the /etc/ftpd/ftphosts file (could be coulpled with their username), that the SHELL their account uses DOES appear in the /etc/shells file, and that the 'rules' setup in the /etc/ftpd/ftpaccess file do not block access.

The problem I am having is that I don't know/remember ALL the details of all the possible FTP servers that can be running on this server of yours, so I have only scratched the surface here. The files I mentioned may be in a different place on your server, or some (ftphosts) may not exist at all.

I hope this helps.
 
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ftp(4)								   File Formats 							    ftp(4)

NAME
ftp - FTP client configuration file SYNOPSIS
/etc/default/ftp DESCRIPTION
Use the ftp file to configure the behavior of the FTP client. Lines that begin with a hash symbol ("# ") are treated as comment lines and are ignored. Behavior Directives The ftp file supports the following behavior directives: FTP_LS_SENDS_NLST=yes | no The ls command of the ftp client sends an NLST to the FTP Server by default. Several non-Solaris clients send LIST instead. In order to make the Solaris ftp client send LIST when the ls command is issued, set FTP_LS_SENDS_NLST to no. The value of FTP_LS_SENDS_NLST is yes by default. If the user sets a value for FTP_LS_SENDS_NLST in the user's environment, this value will override any FTP_LS_SENDS_NLST directive that is specified in /etc/default/ftp. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWbipr | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
ftp(1), attributes(5) SunOS 5.10 22 Oct 2002 ftp(4)

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