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Old 03-28-2006, 10:29 PM   #1
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ProFTPD Start Error

i get this error when i try to start proftpd:

[root@linuxtest ~]# /etc/init.d/proftpd start
Starting proftpd:  - IPv4 getaddrinfo 'linuxtest' error: Name or service not known
 - warning: unable to determine IP address of 'linuxtest'
 - error: no valid servers configured
 - Fatal: error processing configuration file '/etc/proftpd.conf'
[root@linuxtest ~]#

After yum install proftpd all i need to do is add a user account and group and then define them in the conf file and then start the server? Thats exactly what I did and I get this error. Also, my user is only in the proftp group. whats wrong?

Here is the config files:

here is my proftpd.conf

ServerName			"ProFTPD Default Installation"
ServerType			standalone
DefaultServer			on

# Port 21 is the standard FTP port.
Port				21

# Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new dirs and files
# from being group and world writable.
Umask				022

# To prevent DoS attacks, set the maximum number of child processes
# to 30.  If you need to allow more than 30 concurrent connections
# at once, simply increase this value.  Note that this ONLY works
# in standalone mode, in inetd mode you should use an inetd server
# that allows you to limit maximum number of processes per service
# (such as xinetd).
MaxInstances			30

# Set the user and group under which the server will run.
User				ftp
Group				ftp

# To cause every FTP user to be "jailed" (chrooted) into their home
# directory, uncomment this line.
#DefaultRoot ~

# Normally, we want files to be overwriteable.
<Directory />
  AllowOverwrite		on

also, here is my /etc/hosts file:

Code:       localhost
and my /etc/sysconfig/network file

Any help to fix this problem is much appreciated.
Old 03-28-2006, 11:16 PM   #2
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In your hosts file, try changing it to
Code: linuxtest
and see if it works.
Old 03-29-2006, 12:18 AM   #3
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amazing....thanks. wish i found that error myself. i feel very stupid.


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