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Old 05-15-2006, 07:10 AM   #1
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Failed Error while restarting vsftp server

Hi Everyone,

I am redhat 9, getting the shutdown failed error while i am restaring the vsftp server by using the command
service vsftpd restart

my error is

[root@linux ]# service vsftpd restart
Shutting down vsftpd: [FAILED]
Starting vsftpd for vsftpd: [ ok ]

This is my error i am getting in my linux box

well and good if this get solved

Thanks & Regards
Old 05-15-2006, 08:34 AM   #2
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hi winxandlinx;
I guess your vsftpd deamon (or say it service as microsoft products.) is not working
and when you restart it ; firstly the command tries to stop the deamon which is not running so you get the error. in fact this is not an error only a warning not crucial..

service vsftpd status
to see if it is running or not..

to start the service as linux boots ; type (as root)
a dialog box in text mode will be displayed ; select
system services and find vsftpd in the list..; then check it..

That is all.
I wish this will be helpful.
Have a nice day

Last edited by comtmr; 05-15-2006 at 08:35 AM.
Old 05-16-2006, 01:00 AM   #3
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Hi comtmr ,

I tryed this command it is saying that

[root@linux root]# service vsftpd status
vsftpd dead but subsys locked

And also after when i am restarting it

when i am accessing the ftp server it is not connecting it

if you want to check my vsftpd.conf it is below

root@kmg vsftpd]# vi vsftpd.conf

Example config file /etc/vsftpd.conf
# The default compiled in settings are very paranoid. This sample file
# loosens things up a bit, to make the ftp daemon more usable.
# Allow anonymous FTP?
# Uncomment this to allow local users to log in.
# Uncomment this to enable any form of FTP write command.
# Default umask for local users is 077. You may wish to change this to 022,
# if your users expect that (022 is used by most other ftpd's)
# Uncomment this to allow the anonymous FTP user to upload files. This only
# has an effect if the above global write enable is activated. Also, you will
# obviously need to create a directory writable by the FTP user.
Uncomment this if you want the anonymous FTP user to be able to create
# new directories.
# Activate directory messages - messages given to remote users when they
# go into a certain directory.
# Activate logging of uploads/downloads.
# Make sure PORT transfer connections originate from port 20 (ftp-data).
# If you want, you can arrange for uploaded anonymous files to be owned by
# a different user. Note! Using "root" for uploaded files is not
# recommended!
# You may override where the log file goes if you like. The default is shown
# below.
# If you want, you can have your log file in standard ftpd xferlog format
# You may change the default value for timing out an idle session.
# You may change the default value for timing out a data connection.
# It is recommended that you define on your system a unique user which the
# ftp server can use as a totally isolated and unprivileged user.
# Enable this and the server will recognise asynchronous ABOR requests. Not
# recommended for security (the code is non-trivial). Not enabling it,
# however, may confuse older FTP clients.
# By default the server will pretend to allow ASCII mode but in fact ignore
# the request. Turn on the below options to have the server actually do ASCII
# mangling on files when in ASCII mode.
Beware that turning on ascii_download_enable enables malicious remote parties
# to consume your I/O resources, by issuing the command "SIZE /big/file" in
# ASCII mode.
# These ASCII options are split into upload and download because you may wish
# to enable ASCII uploads (to prevent uploaded scripts etc. from breaking),
# without the DoS risk of SIZE and ASCII downloads. ASCII mangling should be
# on the client anyway..
# You may fully customise the login banner string:
ftpd_banner=Welcome to Redhat FTP service.
# You may specify a file of disallowed anonymous e-mail addresses. Apparently
# useful for combatting certain DoS attacks.
# (default follows)
# You may specify an explicit list of local users to chroot() to their home
# directory. If chroot_local_user is YES, then this list becomes a list of
# users to NOT chroot().
(default follows)
# You may activate the "-R" option to the builtin ls. This is disabled by
# default to avoid remote users being able to cause excessive I/O on large
# sites. However, some broken FTP clients such as "ncftp" and "mirror" assume
# the presence of the "-R" option, so there is a strong case for enabling it.

#enable for standalone mode

Last edited by winxandlinx; 05-16-2006 at 03:09 AM.


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