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421 sorry cleartext sessions are not accepted on this server

Sometimes we get a error Message when using the FTP clients: 421 Sorry, cleartext sessions are not accepted on this server. Problem: This error mean that the FTP provider has secured the access with Transport Layer Security (TLS) or its predecessor, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Solution: Change the protocol of the host to “ftpes://” The  Full Article…

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500 OOPS: cannot change directory:/home/$user

  In some cases you may get an error as 500 OOPS: cannot change directory:/home/$user when you try to connect to FTP, the error is coming up why because ‘selinux‘ is enabled in the server. If you are getting the error as 500 OOPS: cannot change directory:/home/user error on server setup with vsftp. @server1:~# ftp  Full Article…

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Enabling PassivePortRange in pure-ftp

  If you run a firewall on your Linux server and want to use passive FTP connections, you have to define the passive port range in pure-ftpd and your firewall to ensure that the connections don’t get blocked. ♦ vi /etc/pure-ftpd.conf search for passive port range in pure-ftpd.conf file and add the range. PassivePortRange 30000  Full Article…

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Change FTP port in pure-ftpd

  Usually we have the FTP port set as 21 in most of the servers, if we need to change the FTP port from 21 to another, the changes should be done in /etc/pure-ftpd.conf file. Entry in which the changes should be done is; # IP address/port to listen to (default=all IP and port 21).  Full Article…

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enable/disable sftp in cpanel server

SFTP is nothing but performing the File Transfer in a secure way. This protocol assumes that it is run over a secure channel, such as SSH, that the server has already authenticated the client, and that the identity of the client user is available to the protocol. How to enable sftp in cPanel server ♦ Open  Full Article…

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Understanding the FTP Log

    The FTP log contains a record of all FTP connections but excludes any connections made via SFTP/SSH. The log itself is a plain text file which can be read with any plain text reader.   The FTP log entries A sample entry from an FTP log is: ♦ Tue Jul 17 12:59:37 2012  Full Article…

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Cannot connect from ftpes in a cpanel/WHM server.

  To enabe TLS transation using ftp you need to enable the TLS encrypytion support in the server. To enable this you need to login to WHM and navigate to FTP server configuration in service configuration and enable TLS encryption support. WHM >> Service Configuration >> FTP server Configuration >> TLS encryption support

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