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FTP connects but won't let me login

1017 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: May 7, 2013 3:32 PM by MrHoffman RSS
foofoodar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 2, 2013 2:14 PM

As the title says I have an FTP server setup and when I goto the page the index page opens but doesn't prompt for a login and won't do or show anything, this is on the WAN side, when I go on the LAN side I will be prompted for login credentials but then recieve this error message...


"The share does not exist on the server. Please check the share name and then try again."


Any thoughts? Running Server 10.8.3

Mac mini, OS X Server
  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (11,745 points)
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    May 2, 2013 3:58 PM (in response to foofoodar)

    Get the LAN-side traffic working.  it would appear that whatever share that was specified in the ftp server set-up is not available; that there's a set-up issue with the ftp server.  How do you have the ftp server configured?


    Once you get the LAN ftp share stuff sorted out, then read through this thread for some details on ftp and firewalls and security.

  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (11,745 points)
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    May 4, 2013 10:59 AM (in response to foofoodar)

    Guess: If you're looking to set up some sort of drop box for remote folks to shuffle files, might sftp be useful?  I posted some notes getting sftp to work, while also disabling ssh access.

  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (11,745 points)
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    May 6, 2013 4:07 AM (in response to foofoodar)

    Use ssh -vvv or sftp -vvv to get verbose diagnostics.

    Also confirm that TCP port 22 is open.

  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (11,745 points)
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    May 7, 2013 3:32 PM (in response to foofoodar)

    Whatever host name you've entered in the debugging command is not known to your DNS services:


    Could not resolve hostname nodename nor servname provided, or not known


    It also appears that the ssh service might not have been activated:


    debug1: Connecting to localhost [::1] port 22.

    debug1: connect to address ::1 port 22: Connection refused


    As for the ftp share questions, I don't know.  I don't expose ftp to the 'net, and the ftp servers I'm running on OS X Server are running versions prior to 10.8.  (All the ftp shares do is generally cause me trouble, but I digress.)


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