I have a computer running Ubuntu Server 16.04.
I have set up webmin which works great. Webmin is using its own port and I can connect to that no problem both within my local network and remote locations.
I have SSH also properly working on its own port(reconfigured to my own chosen port for security reasons). I can connect remotely and locally with that as well.
As a side note, I also have SSL set up for my domain name using letsencrypt. Not sure if any of the previous information is needed but I definitely want to give as much information as possible just in case these things may be causing conflict.
I am now trying to set up a simple ftp server using vsftpd for the purpose of uploading files through an ftp client directly to the directory of
/var/www/html. I intend to use this setup to update the website I am currently working on. ALSO, If using FTP isn't the preferred method of doing this or if you think there is a better option, I'm all ears. I have been working at getting this FTP working now for like 10 hours and it's really frustrating. It seems like it should be simple and it probably was caused from a simple mistake that has a simple fix.
Anyways, I have done as I did with the previous installations and opened up the default ports on both my router and webmin firewall. I then configured vsftpd with the following settings.
listen=YES anonymous_enable=YES local_enable=YES write_enable=YES anon_upload_enable=YES anon_mkdir_write_enable=YES chroot_local_user=NO allow_writeable_chroot=NO secure_chroot_dir=/var/run/vsftpd/empty pam_service_name=vsftpd rsa_cert_file=/etc/letsencrypt/live/www.EXAMPLE.com/cert.pem rsa_private_key_file=/etc/letsencrypt/live/www.EXAMPLE.com/privkey.pem ssl_enable=YES local_root=/var/www/html pasv_min_port=40000 pasv_max_port=50000 userlist_enable=YES userlist_file=/etc/vsftpd.userlist userlist_deny=NO listen_port=21
To possibly answer a few more questions based on the information provided:
1. I have opened ports 20-22, 990, and 40000-50000. 20-22 for FTP and SFTP. 990 for FTPS. Lastly ports 40000-50000 as my pasv ports. All of which were opened when trying to figure out this connectivity issue.
2. My userlist is written as follows:
Im not sure if that is how the program reads the file though, so I thought I'd mention that.
3. Yes, I am concealing usernames, IPs, and domain names. so
www.example.com is not what is written in my file. Also
user2 aren't my real usernames.
Onto the issue itself. This is what I get from when trying to access ftp:
user1@www:~$ ftp x.x.x.x ftp: connect: Connection refused ftp> quit user1@www:~$ ftp -p x.x.x.x ftp: connect: Connection refused ftp>
The connection is refused whether I'm local and using my local IP address, or remote and using the public IP.
Any help would be much appreciated. I just want this over with. :/
Telnet gave me this response:
user1@www:~$ telnet x.x.x.x 21 Trying x.x.x.x... telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused