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Old 05-29-2004, 07:40 PM   #1
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help me configure proftpd


I am using the basic configuration file for proftpd given in the proftpd website.

But, when i ftp to localhost, it says "service not available"

The following is the messages i receive in trying to start proftpd.

Please help me with this.

[root@localhost shyam]# /etc/rc.d/init.d//proftpd stop
Shutting down proftpd: [FAILED]
[root@localhost shyam]# /etc/rc.d/init.d//proftpd start
Starting proftpd: [ OK ]
[root@localhost shyam]# /etc/rc.d/init.d//proftpd status
proftpd dead but subsys locked
[root@localhost shyam]# /etc/rc.d/init.d//proftpd reload
Re-reading proftpd config: [FAILED]
[root@localhost shyam]#

Old 05-30-2004, 04:42 PM   #2
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What Linux distro are you using because I have it, proftpd, running on FC2 (RedHat Linux 9.0 & FC1 before I upgraded to FC2) and Slackware...
Old 06-01-2004, 08:07 AM   #3
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/etc/rc.d/init.d/proftpd stop

rm /var/lock/subsys/proftpd

/etc/rc.d/init.d/proftpd start

Now check the status and see if it's any better.


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