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I've got some problems with my SuSE Linux 9.1 box: I've installed ProFTPd several weeks ago but can't remember what I did exactly (noob alert!).
When I make changes to /etc/proftpd.conf, these don't seem to affect proftpd. When I run /usr/sbin/ProFTPd stop, followed by /usr/sbin/ProFTPd start (or /usr/sbin/ProFTPd start -c /etc/proftpd.conf) my changes are not applied.
When I run /usr/sbin/ProFTPd stop I can still connect using my FTP client. I get the feeling there is another FTP server running or /usr/sbin/ProFTPd is not the right script to run.
When I search for 'ftp' using the package manager in YaST, it doesn't find anything. I like to delete all FTP-packages, and especially ProFTPd, to try a new install.
if you compiled it, try a make uninstall. Some makefile bring a uninstall script.
you could also try to do an updatedb and then locate proftp. Locate is a command that will search the database generated by updatedb. This will show you all the file and directories that have proftp in the name and you can delete all the files.
You can also just delete the proftpd and there will be no more ftp service on, but you should clean it from your inicial scripts.
/usr/sbin/proftpd is a executable not a script. Therefor proftp stop doesn't work. Although I would expect it to read the configuration file and launch another copy of itself. Check out /etc/inetd.conf and then it's either init.d, rc.d or conf.d. It's the directory with your system inicialization scripts. Not sure what Suse is using.
I compiled it from source, but there is no 'make uninstall' available.
/ etc/proftpd.conf /usr/local/sbin/proftpd
Inetd.conf does not mention anything about running ftp servers or proftpd. I guess it's running in stand-alone mode.
I'm thinking about following the advise of Krugger.
But before I do that: Do you guys know any other FTP-servers which I can try instead of ProFTPd? I just need a simple FTP-server, which can serve some files to my users. Don't need any fancy options. It should be easy to configure and maintain.