Re: ftp permission

  • From: "Stefan Knecht" <knecht.stefan@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Brian.Zelli@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 08:34:11 +0200


try running your ftp client inside strace.. like "strace ftp"

then check the exact error you're getting ... "A connection can not be
established" is a masked error. What you want is something like "Connection
timed out" - that would point to a firewall issue , or perhaps "Connection
refused" - that would mean the port is closed, and perhaps the ftp service
isn't running, or is running on the non-default port (something other than

It'll take a while to figure out what all the stuff strace puts out means,
but look for connect() function calls, and check the error message they


On 9/18/06, Zelli, Brian <Brian.Zelli@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hello all, I am trying to ftp some scripts to a linux server and I get an error saying:

The FTP server returned this error:
A connection can not be established
Please try again.

Is there an admin permission that has to be set up for my userid?  Or is
there some ftp protocol that needs to be run?
I'm somewhat new to linux......


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