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I am trying to connect to a public FTP server that allows anonymous connexions. The server is fr2.rpmfind.net and it works from my terminal

ftp fr2.rpmfind.net
Connected to mandril.creatis.insa-lyon.fr.

Now I have another terminal with SSH to a remote machine and for the same command this is what I get:

ftp: connect: Connection refused

How can I get a connection refused if FTP server allows anonymous connexions?

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The second host could be filtering FTP. Can you connect to any other FTP service from that host? –  Aaron Copley Feb 23 '11 at 0:07
    
Are you trying to connect using SSH from the SSH terminal? –  joeqwerty Feb 23 '11 at 0:07
    
i'm trying to connect using ftp just entering ftp fr2.rmpfind.net –  fabjoa Feb 23 '11 at 0:13
    
@Aaron I've tried with ftp.mozilla.org and got the same Connection refused message –  fabjoa Feb 23 '11 at 0:15
    
Gotcha. Could it be that the FTP server is blocking connections from the ip address of the SSH terminal? –  joeqwerty Feb 23 '11 at 0:15
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Try running a traceroute to the server from both site, checking to see if a router is blocking your connection at some point along the route.

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