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  • Question

  • User-2051977958 posted
    I'm trying to create an FTP server so that I can access it from some virtual machines (in order to serve a wpad.dat file)
    Host OS and virtual OS are both Windows 7
    I'm running VMWare workstation 8
    I have created a host only network, with the host adapter set to 192.168.255.1 (static IP), and client OS DHCP assigned to 192.168.255.128
    Windows firewall is disabled specifically on the virtual adapters, on both the host OS and client OS

    I have setup an FTP server using IIS on the host OS
    I can access FTP://127.0.0.1 and ftp://192.168.255.1 from the host OS that's also hosting the FTP server
    I can ping 192.168.255.1 from the client OS
    I cannot access ftp://192.168.255.1 on the client OS
    Thursday, March 8, 2012 6:43 PM

Answers

  • User690216013 posted
    Then on port 21, did IIS FTP 7 reply to any of the incoming FTP requests? If it did not even respond to the TCP connection (SYN) with proper ACK, it can still be a networking layer problem (FTP is in application layer). Though you disabled Windows Firewall, there can be other things that interrupt the external connections.
    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Tuesday, September 28, 2021 12:00 AM
    Saturday, March 10, 2012 11:52 PM

All replies

  • User690216013 posted

    Why not post to VMware forum?

    http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/desktop/workstation

    Friday, March 9, 2012 7:48 AM
  • User-2051977958 posted

     Because I think this is an issue with my IIS configuration, and not an issue with VMware

    Friday, March 9, 2012 11:17 PM
  • User690216013 posted

    But I consider this a VMware issue that the client in your VM does not even connect to the FTP service on the host.

    Did you use Microsoft Network Monitor or Wireshark to analyze the packets?

    Saturday, March 10, 2012 6:34 AM
  • User-2051977958 posted
    I just tested the connection using a physical machine instead of a virtual machine, using a static LAN IP 192.168.1.213 and adding it to the list of bindings in IIS manager, and also disabling the Windows firewall.

    Again, I can access ftp://192.168.1.213 from the host itself, but not from another (physical) machine in the same subnet. I can ping it though.

    So it's definitely an IIS configuration issue, and not VMware related.

    I downloaded and ran Microsoft Network Monitor, and saw that it was definitely receiving requests on port 21 from the machine I was trying to connect with.
    Saturday, March 10, 2012 1:45 PM
  • User690216013 posted
    Then on port 21, did IIS FTP 7 reply to any of the incoming FTP requests? If it did not even respond to the TCP connection (SYN) with proper ACK, it can still be a networking layer problem (FTP is in application layer). Though you disabled Windows Firewall, there can be other things that interrupt the external connections.
    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Tuesday, September 28, 2021 12:00 AM
    Saturday, March 10, 2012 11:52 PM