attack or user error?

From: Erwin Hogeweg (
Date: 05/17/02

From: Erwin Hogeweg <>
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 00:37:03 GMT


Suddenly (it seems) I am no longer able to anonymously ftp into my RH6.2
machine. I re-installed wu-ftpd (wu-2.6.1-0.6x.21) and anonftp
(anonftp-3.0-3.i386), I checked and double checked the ftp-user settings
  but everyting seems to be allright.

Could this be an attack?

The machine is connected to the internet through a DSL link and runs its
own firewall.

[root@ns bin]# ftp ns
Connected to ns.hogewegnet.
220 ns.hogewegnet FTP server (Version wu-2.6.1-0.6x.21) ready.
Name (ns:erwin): ftp
331 Guest login ok, send your complete e-mail address as password.
530 Login incorrect.
Login failed.

 From /var/log/messages:
May 16 19:09:21 ns ftpd[12970]: FTP LOGIN REFUSED (ftp in /etc/ftpusers)
FROM ns.hogewegnet [], ftp
May 16 19:10:28 ns ftpd[12970]: FTP session closed

Please advise.



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