I'm a newbie in working with remote servers and in working with FreeBSD. I want to connect to the FreeBSD running on a virtual machine on my Windows 7 in order to be able to see the files with an explorer interface and be able to copy/paste files to and from it.
I have done this before a while ago using WinSCP but that time it took me 3 days to figure out the configurations I need to make the connection and unfortunately I can't remember them now and do not have another 3 days to waste!!
In my active networks I see to VMware Network adaptors (VMware is the virtual machine I am using) which have the IPv4s: 192.168.134.1 and 192.168.80.1 and when I run "ifconfig" on my virtual FreeBSD there is no IP address (except inet 127.0.0.1). The hostname of FreeBSD is "FreeBSD1" .
WinSCP requires me to fill in a file protocol which I think should be FTP **(correct me if I'm wrong; the other options are SFTP and SCP), a port number (which it sets to 21 by default for FTP) a hostname which I have tried "FreeBSD1", "192.168.134.1" and "192.168.80.1" with my username(root) and password.
When I use the hostname "FreeBSD1" I get the error:
"The requested name is valid, but no data of the requested type was found.
and for the other two I get:
"No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.
The only thing is, as far as I remember, last time I tried (and succeeded after 3 days) "ifconfig" would show an IP which I think I used as hostname.
** For FTP it also requires an encryption which I set to no encryption. The other options are "SSL/TLS Implicit", "SSL Explicit" and "TLS Explicit".
Any help would be appreciated!
Your Windows machine does not recognize the FreeBSD1 hostname ("The requested name is valid, but no data of the requested type was found" error). So there's no point trying that further.
But it seems that the IPs work, just the FTP port 21 is not open ("No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it" error).
I would actually not expect that FreeBSD has unencrypted FTP port opened by default. I guess you will have more luck with SFTP (SSH).