On CentOS 7 you try to FTP to your freshly installed Virtualmin server by doing this:
[email protected] ~ $ ftp cp01.vander.host ftp: connect: No route to host
The message doesn’t make sense because::
- There is a route to that host because you can
- This is a fresh server. FTP should be working.
It appears that some later versions of CentOS + Virtualmin combo uses FirewallD which doesn’t accommodate port 21 by default. To fix the problem:
Root to server, and do this:
firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=21/tcp firewall-cmd --reload
You could also try doing this using the Virtualmin GUI but if that’s problematic ie. freezing it could be because Root user PID 1 is hogging SystemD.
But using above method means that FTP should work:
[email protected] ~ $ ftp servername.com Connected to host.domain.com. 220 FTP Server ready. Name (servername.com): username 331 Password required for username Password: 230 User username logged in Remote system type is UNIX. Using binary mode to transfer files. ftp> cd public_html