Re: Blocked high ports
True. But what, then, is keeping it from listening? For instance, I can
pftp from one machine to another, but when I ftp, it connects then hangs.
The only difference between them is passive ftp remains on port 21 while
standard (active) ftp makes a connection then transitions to an arbitrary
high port. The high ports are where I'm having problems.
On Mon, 24 Jan 2000, Greg Woods wrote:
> "Connection refused" does not mean the port is blocked, it means nothing
> is listening on that port, which you would expect from an arbitrary high
> numbered port, since most services listen on well known lower numbered
> ports. If a connection is denied by tcpd (hosts.deny) then you don't get
> "connection refused", you get something like "connection closed by
> foreign host", i.e. the connection is actually made but then immediately