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How do I verify FTP is running on Windows 2000 Server?

By debyteky ·
I need to verify that FTP, Telnet and SMTP is running on a Windows 2000 Server. I also need to verify that they are using their correct ports. I don't know the commands to accomplish this task. Can anyone help me with this?

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by haileyan In reply to How do I verify FTP is ru ...

1. go to start => Run
2. type in CMD and press enter

This will bring up a DOS window.

FTP:
1.) At the command prompt type ftp followed by the server name
2.) If FTP is running you will be promted for a user ID and then a password.

Telnet:
1.) At the command prompt type Telnet followed by the server name and press enter.
2.) You should see a welcome.
3.) Type helo to see if you get a response.

SMTP:
1.) Use the telnet command again but after telnet use the IP address followed by a colon and port 25.
e.g. telnet 64.2.2.1:25
2.) If you get a response you ate least know the port is open.
3.) There is actually a command you can do at the DOS promt to send a test message but it excapes me.

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Thanks :)

by debyteky In reply to

Thank you for your reply, it was very helpful. The ftp worked fine. Telnet and SMTP gave me the message "Could not open a connection to host on port 23 Connection failed". Does this mean it's using port 23 on the Server or port 23 on the box I was trying to connect to? (A Unix box)

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