I just started learning Linux about a few months ago so apologize if I am missing something easy. I have a Debian 8 server on Google Cloud Platform that I have setup it up to run a Wordpress multisite install. Server works great but I wanted to FTP all data from my current host; Host Gator. I was going to use GoodSync to do FTP to FTP data sync. (Side note, Host Gator have prevent me from creating a server back up due to disk size limitations and CPU resource/php timeout limitations prevent me from using Wordpress plugins to do a migration.)
So I have the FTP working on Host Gator's server but when I try to set up the FTP on my server, I noticed that FTP port 21 is not listening. I already opened up port 21 specifically on GCP via Network - Firewall. I did scanned the ports with a phone app, port 21 used to report back as blocked but now it's closed so I think the network side is fine.
This is what I get when I run this script to see if ProFTPD is running:
ps -ef | grep proftpd proftpd 570 1 0 Sep25 ? 00:00:01 proftpd: (accepting connections)
I see that ProFTPD is running and listening on port 2222 (tcp6 per netstat) but that doesn't do me any good as GoodSync only allows for port 21 FTP connections.
Finally, I did review the ProFTPD configuration and it's shows port 21 there.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.