I just setup a Mandrake Linux 9.2 machine about a month ago. I had everything working and then all of a sudden proftpd decided it doesn't want to accept connections. When I check my running processes it says that proftpd is not running.. In webmin, I start it up and get 'Starting proftpd: [ OK ]'. Then, if I check to see if it's running it still says no. There is also a button there that says 'Show Status' so I click it and it says 'Executing /etc/rc.d/init.d/proftpd status..' and I get 'proftpd dead but subsys locked'.
When I try to connect to the ftp port I get: Connection closed by remote host. My apache server and my SSH server are both working fine, it seems that proftpd is the only server acting up.
Btw, I am running the connection through a router. I have the linux machine set as a dmz host and I have all ports forwarding to it.
Any ideas? You're help would be greatly appreciated.