summary: ftp question

From: raina eckhardt (
Date: Tue Jul 05 1994 - 15:12:30 CDT

Here is the answer to the ftp question. I actually was able to figure
out the answer after reading through man pages. Thanks to all who replied.
First the question, then the solution.


I am having trouble with our anonymous ftp account. Users are able to
login to our ftp account via anonymous login. However the anonymous user
can not do anything. Each valid command produces a "crt0: no /devf/zero"
error. Does anyone know what is causing this to happen? This was working

Here is what happens when an anonymous users tries to issue the "ls" command.

[sleepy][1] ftp doc
Connected to doc.
220 doc FTP server (SunOS 4.1) ready.
Name (doc:raina): anonymous
331 Guest login ok, send ident as password.
230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply.
ftp> ls
200 PORT command successful.
150 ASCII data connection for /bin/ls (,1097) (0 bytes).
crt0: no /dev/zero
226 ASCII Transfer complete.
21 bytes received in 0.16 seconds (0.13 Kbytes/s)
ftp> quit
221 Goodbye.


The problem was because ~ftp/dev/zero was not present. I created it with

        mknod zero c 3 12

Raina Eckhardt
Sun System Administrator
Seismology Division
Phillips Lab, Hanscom AFB, MA

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