I just installed vsftpd according to these directions.
I am trying to get ftp working on my Ubuntu box that is using Amazon AWS. When I first tried this directions, it did not work. I was trying to connect via FileZilla and Winscp from my windows machine to my Ubuntu server.
When it failed, I tried adding these options to my
/etc/vsftpd.conf file. Specifically:
pasv_enable=YES pasv_min_port=64000 pasv_max_port=64321 port_enable=YES pasv_address=<your-publicly-resolvable-host-name> pasv_addr_resolve=YES <or> NO
This did not help. Finally, what did work was switching winSCP into "Active Mode". My question is: What do those different parameters mean? I am assuming that in is to enable passive mode, and to help guide the ports used for passive mode, but I am not sure what
Also, now that I am using active mode, do I need to have any of those entries? Thank you