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I am trying to connect to my VirtualBox LAMP Server with FileZilla, and it's not working. I have a static IP set, a FTP user set (with FTPd), and can connect successfully with ftp localhost, but not with Filezilla with the same credentials. I suspect this is because I am using the wrong IP address in the Host box.

so is there a command I can use to display the IP address used to connect to my FTP?

BTW, error code given in FileZilla is:

Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message...
Response:   425 Sorry, invalid address given
Error:  Could not connect to server
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What kind of network do you use in your VM : NAT, bridge, internal, host only ? –  Christophe Drevet Oct 23 '12 at 8:02

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As root run:

netstat -nltp

That should list all of the listening (i.e. waiting for a connection) TCP sockets and the process that holds them.

From this it should be possible to identify which addresses that the FTP server is listening on.

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Try starting your pure-ftd with --dontresolve option OR add it to your configuration in /etc/pure-ftpd. It's likely that your resolving had failed. Not actually the server only accepting certain IPs. By default, it will accept all incoming ftp requests regardless of IP.

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