vsftpd passive mode problem

oleksandr korneta atenrok at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 05:25:36 UTC 2008


about two weeks ago my ftp server suddenly stopped working in passive mode.

trying to connect from windows machine: "Make sure you have permission 
to open this folder.  The connection was reset by server."

using ftp from linux:

"421 Service not available, remote server has closed connection
Passive mode refused.  Turning off passive mode.
No control connection for command: Transport endpoint is not connected
ftp> "

I have the passive mode enabled in vsftpd.conf, and it's been working 
for last three years, except for last couple weeks.


if I add "pasv_address=xx.xxx.xxx.xx" with my IP address it lets people 
connect to my server, but this is awkward since I have  dynamic IP from 
my provider.

I do not remember touching any config files lately which would have 
something to do with vsftpd or iptables?

Oleksandr Korneta

I'm running F9 x86_64 and F8 i386 on x86_64 hardware, should this matter.

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