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Old 08-10-2005, 12:29 PM   #1
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I have just installed vsftpd

I have installed vsftpd and it will not restart service. I get an error message "vsftpd dead but subsys locked" please help.

Old 08-10-2005, 01:21 PM   #2
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Its important that you list the distro that you are using and provide more details of your problem.
Old 08-11-2005, 07:16 AM   #3
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make sure another ftp server isn't currently enabled through xinetd

from command line: netstat -tpa | grep ftp

if ftp is shown, another server is running, so you'll have to disable this before you can then enable vsftpd to run. i had the same problem when i initially installed vsftpd. i searched for available ftp servers on my system and found that gssftp was enabled. I edited the file /etc/xinetd.d/gssftp to change disable = no to disable = yes.. this should help..

what version of linux are you running? what is your vsftpd.conf file look like?


also, the command: /bin_location/service vsftpd restart will always say that the restart failed since it was never started..

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