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Old 12-14-2005, 04:20 PM   #1
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"vsFTPD is dead but syskey locked" in RH9 services.


i hv this problem in RH9 in vsFTPD, as when i go GUI "services" vsftpd, its shows :vsFTPD is dead but syskey locked".

i can't shut vsftpd down using : # service vsftpd stop. or # /etc/rc.d/init.d/vsftpd stop.

Connection refused when i login with other box.
i tried uninstall & install vsftpd rpm but aft one reboot, it comes back to e above mention.

Whats wrong here? Share some tips anybody?
Thanks....pls advise

Old 12-15-2005, 05:46 PM   #2
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looks like you need to play with the settings in /etc/vsftp.conf

If stopping the daemon doesn’t work you can always kill its process.

ps -ef

get the pid

kill (pid)


kill -9 (pid)

-9 will force the kernel to delete the program and its registers where as a normal kill will ask it nicely to shutdown.
Old 12-16-2005, 01:37 AM   #3
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Joe...thanks 4 ur reply...

I tried ur recommendation but in : # ps -ef, vsftpd is not running in e list......

Old 06-26-2006, 11:16 PM   #4
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Ive got the same issue with vsftpd and fc4. Ive searched but no one has a solution.

Any Ideas


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