Re: [Vserver] Passive FTP with Proftpd within guest

From: Youri Lacan-Bartley <>
Date: Fri 07 Apr 2006 - 16:21:31 BST
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Hi there Oliver,

my mistake in fact, a stupid typo in proftpd.conf made the poor thing squeal.
Passive FTP works perfectly now.

Thanks for the help anyway,

Best Regards,


Oliver Welter wrote:
Hi Youri,

I'm trying to get a simple Proftpd-mysql server running in one of my guests, and was wondering how I could enable passive ftp connections.
Has this got something to do with guest capabilities or do I have to resort to some iptables fiddling on the host?
And would the solution be to bind this guest directly to the host address?

I cant see your problem....does your guest use its own IP ?
If so, all ports are reachable from "outside" without any problems, same counts for mysql.
Just make sure that no "" gathering process is running on your host - mysql is somewhat greedy in this aspect and will bind to all available IPs if running on the host. Thus will prevent your guest from occuping the port.

If you share the IP it would be nearly the same, exept that - of course - no service must run on the IP/Port used by proftp or mysql


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