I really need help with this. After spending days trying to solve this problem, your help is very appreciated!

I have Redhat 9 and can ping my server. I can also ssh to my server.

However, I get not http or ftp response from my server from other machines on the internet!

If I ftp or use lynx while logged in to the server (ssh or console), I do get a response. But not from anywhere else.

Iptables are turned off see here:
/root# /etc/init.d/iptables status
Table: filter
Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination
Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination
Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
target prot opt source destination

ftp and httpd are running, see here:

/etc/rc.d# /etc/rc.d/init.d/httpd status
httpd (pid 1340 1339 1337 1336 1335 1334 1332 1331 1276) is running...

/etc/rc.d# ps -A|grep ftp
1230 ? 00:00:00 vsftpd

Any ideas? What else can I check?

Thanks for any help!


direct connection to the modem through this machine?


Am I reading correctly that you have the source RPM's on your RedHat9 server, and are trying to use a client to connect and install from the RedHat 9 server?

I have had to replace vsftpd with wuftpd inorder to install from my RH9 box to a new RH9 box. I did a packet sniff, and the protocol stuff is all there and accurate. Dunno why I had to switch, but I had to.

You may want to expand more on what you are trying to do.