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FTP files from gentoox to PC

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:40 pm
by ManReal
I've already installed Gentoox on my Xbox. The problem that I'm having is that I'm not able to access my xbox via ftp anymore .

When I first got gentoox installed I created a user acount with 'useradd' and 'passwd' and then I was able to login to ftp via that username and password (because logging in as root wouldn't work). So I was able to transfer file to gentoox with flash fxp on my PC.

Now I did something to my xbox (I believe it happened when I installed apache) and I can't get into ftp. I can however, log in to my xbox using (ssh) or secure shell (like telnet I guess).

So I tried...

unmerging apache on gentoox and merging again. it so happens that the ftp still doesn't work. Any ideas why I can't get this bloody ftp to work?

What do you guys need to see to help me out with this madness?

any help would be really appreciated.

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:43 am
by ManReal
For the record I'm using a static IP, ( I've also searched the forums and didn't find any useful solutions, except to "check you '/etc/hosts' file. So here it is:
# /etc/hosts: This file describes a number of hostname-to-address
# mappings for the TCP/IP subsystem. It is mostly
# used at boot time, when no name servers are running.
# On small systems, this file can be used instead of a
# "named" name server. Just add the names, addresses
# and any aliases to this file...
# $Header: /home/cvsroot/gentoo-src/rc-scripts/etc/hosts,v 1.7 2002/11/18 19:39:22 azarah Exp $
# localhost crow Xbox

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:49 pm
by Timmo
Just a couple of ideas for you to look into!

Firstly in gentoox open up a terminal window and check your gentoox's networking by using the command ifconfig, check the ip address etc

restart the ftp server to make sure it is running fine

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sudo /etc/init.d/proftpd stop
sudo /etc/init.d/proftpd start
Now login to your webmin interface and check the users for the ftp server

also try logging in through a command prompt on your PC to see if it gets as far as asking for authentication

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ftp xbox_ip

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:44 pm
by R0Bzombie
Why you're not using samba to transfer your files ?
You can map the drives with this, would be easier.