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Old 06-04-2008
FTP from PC to VM running RHEL5 / RHEL4

Hi,

I am setting up virtual machines running Redhat Linux 4 and 5. I would like to be able to ftp files to them from my PC. I can ping ftp rac1.lyl.com fine but when I try to ftp, I get the following but no login prompt...

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Me>ftp rac1.lyl.com
Connected to rac1.lyl.com.
Connection closed by remote host.

I don't know if I need to set up ftp or make a change in a configuration file or what as I know nothing about Linux administration. I apologize if this question is too simple for this forum but I would really appreciate if you could please tell me how to do this or point me to some reference material which explains it.
# 2  
Old 06-04-2008
You might have no ftp daemon installed in the VMs.


When you log into a vm what do you get for

Code:
rpm -qa | grep ftp

# 3  
Old 06-04-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by reborg
You might have no ftp daemon installed in the VMs.


When you log into a vm what do you get for

Code:
rpm -qa | grep ftp

Thank you for your response.

[root@rac1 etc]# rpm -qa | grep ftp
ftp-0.17-33.fc6
lftp-3.5.1-2.fc6
tftp-server-0.42-3.1
# 4  
Old 06-04-2008
ok, you don't appear to have an ftp server installed.

You probably have a few to choose from on redhat, such as vsftpd or pureftpd or wuftpd. You will need to install one of these.

On the other hand I would be very surprised if ssh is not installed, you could use a different client in wondows that supports sftp such as FileZilla - The free FTP solution and use a secure ftp session without installing any more software.
# 5  
Old 06-05-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by reborg
ok, you don't appear to have an ftp server installed.

You probably have a few to choose from on redhat, such as vsftpd or pureftpd or wuftpd. You will need to install one of these.

On the other hand I would be very surprised if ssh is not installed, you could use a different client in wondows that supports sftp such as FileZilla - The free FTP solution and use a secure ftp session without installing any more software.
Yes, you are right that ssh is installed. I've set up rsa and dsa keys using ssh-keygen -t rsa and ssh-keygen -t dsa so that I can ssh between two vm nodes without needing to enter a password and that is working correctly.

I downloaded FileZilla and tried to sftp but I'm still having no luck. I've played around with this for hours now, and I'm not even sure if I'm doing the keys correctly or if I'm just mixing apples and oranges and maybe don't even need the keys for sftp at all.

I used a program called puttygen to generate the keys for my pc and then I made an ISO image and mounted it as the dvd drive so I could copy the public keys into the authorized_files (since I don't know another way to get the files there until I can get ftp/sftp working) . From the man pages, it sounds like if I just use 'rsa' and 'dsa' as my types in 'ssh-keygen -t xxx' then I am generating rsa2 and dsa2 keys. However, I tried ssh-2 rsa keys (1024 bit and then 2048 bit) and I tried ssh-1 rsa keys and I tried ssh-2 dsa keys and well, I'm just stumped.

I was wondering if I need to change the format of the key text generated in Windows as the format doesn't match the other entries in authorized_files so I played around with that a bit but still no luck. I did make sure that the key was one continuous line because when I tried the dsa key, it had line breaks which I removed.

And I did remember to use the corresponding private key file in FileZilla by pointing it to the appropriate .ppk file under settings.

But always...

Status: Connecting to rac1.lyl.com:22...
Response: fzSftp started
Command: keyfile "D:\RAC Project\puttygen\2048privatekeyssh2rsa.ppk"
Command: keyfile "D:\RAC Project\puttygen\dsaprivatekey.ppk"
Command: open "oracle@rac1.lyl.com" 22
Error: Connection timed out
Error: Could not connect to server
Status: Waiting to retry...

Any idea what I'm missing or doing wrong?
 
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