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Old 07-30-2003, 02:26 PM   #31
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Yes I have, once I dump it status is stopped, once I start it

status vsftpd dead but subsys locked
 
Old 07-30-2003, 02:33 PM   #32
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sorry... I really don't know how to help you at this point. My suggestion I guess is to save the config files then remove the rpm and readd it again. This may help.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 06:30 PM   #33
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Thanks Mark.

I had exactly the same problem. (I am pretty much a newbie.)

I renamed the file /var/lock/subsys/vsftpd and restarted vsftpd using the graphical interface and now everything is OK.

Incidentally, what are the files in the /var/lock/susbys directory?
 
Old 08-01-2003, 01:49 AM   #34
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the files in /var/lock/subsys are created to indicate that the service is running. In case of an unclean shutdown or the service dying prematurely, the corresponding file is not deleted. When you try to start the service again, it will assume it is already running and problems start.

Mark, ever considered doing a PhD on vsftpD
 
Old 08-01-2003, 09:39 AM   #35
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ppuru - nope I never considered that...

uh... what is a PhD ?? other than that whole college thing... I assume you were refering to a linux deal...
 
Old 08-01-2003, 09:43 AM   #36
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Doctorate on vsftpd

just kidding.

Last edited by ppuru; 08-01-2003 at 10:42 AM.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 09:44 AM   #37
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You probably tried to modify the configuration files.

I did that and after I changed the config files i got the exact same error.

I did the same things you tried to do to fix the subsys crap, no avail, it didn't work until I had restored the original config file. (I hope you made a backup if this is what you did too..)
 
Old 09-09-2003, 06:06 AM   #38
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Hi,

I think I've found it, it only occurs after you've edited the vsftpd.conf file
(usually to put anonymous_enable=NO or tcp_wrappers=NO )
and if you should edit them with an extra character on the end, it stops vsftpd form restarting (silently!).

Go back and edit the conf file to end all lines without spaces on the end
and it restarts fine.

I think this is a vsftpd fault, maybe on the RH9 version only, who should it be fed back to?

Can someone check it out, it works for me...

Cheers

John
 
Old 09-09-2003, 05:00 PM   #39
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Thanks for your replies folks, I have solved the problem.
You can uncomment and alter the lines in the vsftpd.conf file
just DO NOT ADD ANY LINES EXCEPT AT THE END OF THE FILE.
I wanted to lock all ftp users in their home directory, and had to add the line:
chroot_local_users=yes.
when i added this line at the end. Vsftp works perftctly
Morten

PS Those who wants a copy of my file. please e-mail me
 
Old 10-03-2003, 12:53 PM   #40
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Hi Folks!

I Had the same problem with my newly installed RED HAT 9 and I found the solution of my 'vsFTP us dead but subsys is locked' in this topic !

A line was added in the middle of the vsftpd.conf file and it causes all of this !! Removing this line was the solution for me.

The funny thing is that I had the error message in french 'VsFTP est mort mais subsys est verrouille' and I didn't found anything with that sentence on Google. Translating this error message to english bring me to this forum

Thanks for everythings.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 10:21 AM   #41
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I wanted to let every know that you must enter any text at the end of the file. I wanted to add a banner to the beginning of logins and when I tried to restart, bam, same error. I yanked the text and moved it to the end, and now everything is happy again. Thanks for the great detailed responses.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 06:26 AM   #42
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Just download the vsftpd package. vsftpd-xxxxxxxx.rpm. just intall it and add it on startup and shutdown.
 
Old 12-08-2003, 09:37 PM   #43
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Thanks, I've already installed it. I downloaded a new vsftpd prackage from the internet.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 11:14 AM   #44
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Mark

I had a similar issue and I found I un cheched the gssftp and restarted the Xinet service and vsftpd service and the issue was fixed
 
  


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