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Chakravarthi
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xinetd

hi all,


when i do anonymous ftp from a client machine on the server i get the following message

xinetd[18457]: Bad line received from identity server at
192.168.0.107: 1024 , 21 : ERROR : UNKNOWN-ERROR


thx
chakri
4 REPLIES
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: xinetd

If regular ftp to the same server works the answer is simple. anonymous ftp has not been properly set up on your server.

dmesg

Check your system log on the server in question.


Here is some help.
How to on ftp
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/mini/FTP.html

How to set up anonymous ftp
http://owen.sj.ca.us/rkowen/howto/anonftp.html

Good luck.

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Caesar_3
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Re: xinetd

Hello!

Did you installed the anonymous ftp?
Check the config file in
/etc/xinet.d/

Caesar
Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: xinetd

It sounds more like the client PC you are FTP'n from is running a kludged 'identd' server, which is spitting back dud responses.

Ident (or 'auth' services) is a TCP protoocl that listens on port 113, and is supposed to match a given TCP stream to a given username.

From the 'xinetd.conf' man page:

4. If the USERID log option is specified and the remote host either does not run an identification server or the server sends back a bad reply, access will not be denied unless the IDONLY service flag is used.

Possibly this has something to do with it.

Which FTP server are you using, and what does the configuration section look like for it?
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U.SivaKumar_2
Honored Contributor

Re: xinetd

Hi,

If you are sure that the anonymous ftp configuration is done properly still you cannot connect.

Then the cause of the problem can be that your FTP servers accepts/expects identd replies from the FTP client which requests connections to it.

In your case , your FTP client have not or have send a messed identd reply to your FTP server , which has caused the FTP server to reject the connection.

Disable identd lookup in your FTP server.

regards,

U.SivaKumar

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