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Old 12-07-2007, 09:33 AM   #1
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Pure-ftpd problem


Hi, we rebooted out FC5 server and ftp will not work.

From the messages log:
pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Unable to start a standalone server: [Invalid argument]

Some commands tried:

service pure-ftpd status
pure-ftpd dead but subsys locked

fuser -n tcp 21
21/tcp: 2561

ps -ef | grep 2561
root 2561 1 0 10:41 ? 00:00:00 xinetd -stayalive -pidfile /var/run/xinetd.pid

Any suggestions would be appreciated
Thanks
 
Old 12-08-2007, 11:01 AM   #2
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Hi,


Check the config file of your pure-ftpd installation or, you could post it here if you're not sure what to check in that file.



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Old 12-30-2007, 03:52 AM   #3
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i had this error to, but someone who has acces to my server instaled proftpd. it worked after i closed proftpd.
i belive that you have the same problem
check the xinetd config, maibe you have there an option to start ftp from xinetd, and your pure-ftpd server is working.
here is what i have there:
/etc/xinetd.conf
Code:
defaults
{
        log_type        = SYSLOG daemon info
        log_on_failure  = HOST
        log_on_success  = PID HOST DURATION EXIT
        only_from       = localhost
        cps             = 50 10
        instances       = 50
        per_source      = 10
        v6only          = no
        groups          = yes
        umask           = 002
}

includedir /etc/xinetd.d
/etc/xinetd.d/pure-ftpd
Code:
#
# Pure-FTPd FTP daemon - http://www.pureftpd.org
#
service ftp
{
       socket_type      = stream
       wait             = no
       user             = root
       server           = /usr/sbin/pure-ftpd
       server_args      = -s -a 42
       protocol         = tcp
       disable          = yes
}
hoppe it helps
 
Old 12-30-2007, 07:49 AM   #4
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Can be a conflict with other ftp service installed on the same machine? maybe....but, the error is clear.

First, pure-ftpd isn't working as a xinetd service, is trying to work as a standalone mode so xinetd configuration doesn't matter unless there is other ftp service called by it.

Second, 'invalid argument' is almost certain that there is a parameter misstyped or bad configurated in the pure-ftpd configuration file.




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Old 12-31-2007, 03:55 PM   #5
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Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by Acron_0248 View Post
Can be a conflict with other ftp service installed on the same machine? maybe....but, the error is clear.

First, pure-ftpd isn't working as a xinetd service, is trying to work as a standalone mode so xinetd configuration doesn't matter unless there is other ftp service called by it.

Second, 'invalid argument' is almost certain that there is a parameter misstyped or bad configurated in the pure-ftpd configuration file.




Regards
it can be,
but i don't beleve that is misconfiguration here.
My error from logs:
Code:
mail ~ # cat /var/log/logs.0 | grep Invalid
Dec 30 11:31:38 mail pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Unable to start a standalone server: [Invalid argument]
Dec 30 11:35:32 mail pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Unable to start a standalone server: [Invalid argument]
Dec 30 11:38:12 mail pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Unable to start a standalone server: [Invalid argument]
and it wasn't an misconfiguration, it was an conflict on port 21
 
  


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