This should be a nice softball question, so here goes. I am trying to create a web/ftp server for the first time. I am using Ubuntu 10.04 Server Edition with Apache2. I got the web part set up (i.e. I can type in http://my.server.name in any web browser and it brings up a page that says "It works!"), but I am having trouble figuring out how to access the ftp part.
I have installed vsftpd and I am able to edit the vsftpd.conf file to configure the settings for ftp access. The only thing is that I cannot figure out how to actually access the ftp server remotely (as a user, for example) to upload and download files. I have verified that the vsftpd service is running and I have verified that the router and firewall have the proper ports open (20 and 21).
Now, when trying to access the server itself, using ftp://my.server.name via Firefox or Filezilla, I always get a connection time out. Presumably, this is happening because I have not set up any folders on the ftp server itself to point to when users are accessing them (I think... ).
So here are my questions: What is the default FTP URL that users should be using? Where is this specified (I couldn't find it in vsftpd.conf)? What other factors could be causing the connection time out? I have tried searching for the answer to this, but I only get resources which tell me how to edit the vsftpd.conf file, which only helps with user access settings and doesn't help me with what URL I need to give to users.
Sorry if this is a terribly obvious answer, but I am stuck.
Thanks in advance!