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Old 08-16-2004, 10:42 AM   #1
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500 OOPS: vsftpd: must be started as root

I cannot ftp to my suse 9.1 box.
below is the problem
# ftp
Connected to lnx2.
500 OOPS: vsftpd: must be started as root
Old 08-16-2004, 11:01 AM   #2
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Okay, at the $ prompt, type in:

$ ps aux | grep vsftpd

What is the output?

If it shows up as running under your usual account, then theres your problem - vsftpd needs to be run as root (so it can bind to port 21?)

Kill vsftpd, su to root, then restart vsftpd
Old 08-16-2004, 11:45 AM   #3
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I wasn't running and when I tried to start it as root it says
# /usr/sbin/vsftpd
500 OOPS: could not bind listening IPv4 socket
Old 06-27-2011, 12:44 AM   #4
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lol, running that returned.

root 9360 0.0 0.0 22904 1320 ? Ss 01:04 0:00 /usr/sbin/vsftpd
Oldarney 9993 0.0 0.0 9136 1064 pts/1 SN+ 01:38 0:00 grep --color=auto vsftpd


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