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Old 09-30-2003, 04:47 AM   #1
rhonneil
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VSFTPD Error [500 OOPS: missing value in config file for: ]


Hi gurus out there, can anyone from you would like to extend a helping hand? Pls....

I have installed for the 3rd time and kept having the same problem. I've visited and read many mailing list but can't find answer to my question.

Iam using vsftpd 1.20 under my RH9.0 Server, and was compiled from source. However I encountered problems everytime I invoke vsftpd sevice to start it says [OK] but, nothing in the background seem to be running.

Restarting it produce a result :
Starting...........[OK]
Stopping ........[FAILED]

Was there any reason/or any service that may interfere with vsftpd service? Which prohibit my ftp service to run??? What I mean is just to START the service?

another, command results something like this:
#vsftpd
500 OOPS: missing value in config file for:

what could be the problem. Pls let me post my config and pls comment if something went wrong:

vsftpd.conf

#Standalone mode instead of xinetd (daemonized)
listen=YES

#Uncomment to bind to specific address
listen_address=192.168.0.1

#Limits
max_clients=200
max_per_ip=2

#Access Rights
anonymous_enable=YES
local_enable=YES

#Uncomment next 2 lines to allow anonymous uploads
#write_enable=YES
#anon_upload_enable=YES
anon_mkdir_write_enable=YES
anon_other_write_enable=NO

#Security
anon_world_readable_only=YES
connect_from_port_20=YES
hide_ids=YES
pasv_min_port=50000
pasv_max_port=60000
chown_uploads=YES
chown_username=ftp
chroot_local_user=YES
nopriv_user=vsftpd

#Features
xferlog_enable=YES
ls_recurse_enable=NO
ascii_download_enable=NO
async_abor_enable=YES
ftpd_banner="Hack me!"
dirmessage_enable=YES
message_file=.message

#Performance
#Uncomment the next line if local_enable=YES above is commented out:
#one_process_model=YES
#
idle_session_timeout=120
data_connection_timeout=300
accept_timeout=60
connect_timeout=60
anon_max_rate=50000

I am sure that nothing on my firewall prohibit vsftpd service from running. because i even turned it off but nothing seemed to be going ok.

Pls help me....Plsssssssss.....

Last edited by rhonneil; 09-30-2003 at 04:48 AM.
 
Old 04-20-2006, 02:56 AM   #2
ridcully
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If this is still an issue to anyone, check that there are no empty lines with tabs or something like that on in "vsftpd.conf", if so remove that line and try start vsftpd again. I had this problem and for me that was all that was needed.
 
  


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