FTP to Linux fails

August 4, 2012 at 04:49:18
Specs: Windows 7, a lot
The default FTP tool on Windows is just fine for me, but now I'm trying to connect to this one Linux machine (instead of a series of Unix machines), and the connection is refused.

The question here is how to pursue this issue, so that I can FTP to this Linux server, preferably with software already on Windows, and it MUST be command line.

I'm not sure on the actual error here, I'm convinced the FTP daemon is running on Linux, but running on different port. Maybe a non-static port ...

An FTP with GUI (Secure FTP) works just fine to these Linux machines.

I can connect to the Linux machines (telnet wise I mean), so I can check some stuff. No root access however.

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August 4, 2012 at 05:12:52
Are you not able to talk to the administrator of this Linux computer? You really need to check the logs on it, but I doubt you will be able to do that without root access.

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August 4, 2012 at 06:23:13
Root access to do what exactly ?
The problem is probably that this FTP is running in secure mode. I don't think the Linux admin will be the one telling me what Windows 7 tool to use to access his machine ?

I mean, this Linux machine is not owned by FBI or so, this is a standard Linux stuff. I'm posting this in the Windows section, not without a reason.

I can FTP, but with a GUI FTP, not with FTP.exe.
That is the problem

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August 4, 2012 at 07:50:07
As I said, root access to check the logs on the Linux box. Then you can see what is going wrong.

Why so reluctant to talk to the Linux admin? That, combined with the slightly hostile tone of your reply, begins to look a little suspicious. That being so, I think I'll leave this thread be.

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August 4, 2012 at 07:57:49
I'm pretty sure setting up "FTP in secure mode" isn't standard. At least it isn't default. PuTTY's psftp might work for you. If not, talk to the owner of the server, and have him configure the server to not enforce whatever he's using to secure FTP.

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August 4, 2012 at 08:18:39
That's because I already said this is a client issue, and you are not listening to what I'm saying. The Unix admin is not going to install Putty's PSFTP on my Windows, is he ? If you don't understand the problem, don't bother to reply, yes.

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August 4, 2012 at 08:25:24
Time to work on your reading comprehension, u-man. Once you do that, you can apologize for being a jerk to me and ijack.

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August 4, 2012 at 09:57:28

If you can access it via secure ftp and not windows plain ftp the answer is simple.

You need a command line or gui in windows that can support the linux allowed protocol.

You can get "portable" putty or mobaxterm that should work. Dunno exactly what you mean by secure ftp also. Could be sftp or a ssh to ftp or what not.

Google is evil

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August 11, 2012 at 09:22:08
Razor, I was replying to Ijack, your answer was spot on (PSFTP). As far as I'm concerned, PSFTP = secure FTP, or something that allows some FTP clients to be used to specific machines, whatever. Doesnt matter, PSFTP works, and it also works to the old machines (which were accessible with FTP).

This thread is done, no Linux root-logfiles debugging needed, just some ppl that understand english is enough !


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August 11, 2012 at 17:44:24

It might come as a shock to you but folk on here come from far and wide to try to help others for free in their own spare time. Save your rudeness for those giving help for which you have paid.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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