Subject: Re: Can't access ftp.netbsd.org
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 07/22/2001 11:16:21
In message <yam8603.867.141804400@maailma>, Arto Huusko writes:
>I can't access ftp.netbsd.org at all: this is what I get:
>$ ftp ftp.netbsd.org
>Connected to ftp.netbsd.org.
>220 ftp.netbsd.org FTP server (NetBSD-ftpd 20010417) ready.
>Name (ftp.netbsd.org:arto): ftp
>331 Guest login ok, type your name as password
>421 Service not available, remote server has closed connection.
>ftp: Login failed.
>I thought my firewall would be to blame (although FTP mostly works
>just fine), but I turned it off and that didn't help at all.
>Suggestions on how to fix this? Could the blame be the university's
Yes, and it most likely is. I had that problem here twice, until I got
the systems folks to fix things. Once, as I recall, it was a
configuration issue; the other time, it was a Checkpoint bug, I believe.
Unfortunately, I don't remember precisely what the problems were. But
if your firewall folks can't solve it themselves, I can ask mine.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb