I'm trying to set up a secure ftp transfer between my linux machine and my internet gateway running ubuntu 8.04.
I have vsftpd installed but I can't get PASV connection to work with putty. My ubuntu firewall blocks everything except ssh.
From my windows XP machine I establish a connection with putty to my ubuntu machine. I have putty forward local port 21(windows machine) to 127.0.0.1:21(ubuntu machine).
This works sort of. I use the ftp client from windows command line to connect to 127.0.0.1 21, which forwards me to port 21 on the ubuntu machine and allows me to connect/login.
Then after I enter "quote PASV" and try a "dir" command it hangs. In vsftpd.conf I had added lines pasv_max_port=21 and pasv_min_port=21 so that the ftp server would tell the windows ftp client to use port 21 for data transfers.
I then added "pasv_address=127.0.0.1" to vsftpd.conf, thinking vsftp was telling the windows ftp client to try and connect to something other than localhost, and vsftpd wouldn't start, it said I had to edit 2 files.
I already have sftp working with psftp.exe, but I'd like one entry point into my system and psftp doesn't load bash.bashrc, so I want ftp through ssh to work.
See this site for PASV ftp: http://www.slacksite.com/other/ftp.html