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Old 03-08-2004, 11:05 AM   #1
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Unhappy Proftpd Issues


I just setup a Mandrake Linux 9.2 machine about a month ago. I had everything working and then all of a sudden proftpd decided it doesn't want to accept connections. When I check my running processes it says that proftpd is not running.. In webmin, I start it up and get 'Starting proftpd: [ OK ]'. Then, if I check to see if it's running it still says no. There is also a button there that says 'Show Status' so I click it and it says 'Executing /etc/rc.d/init.d/proftpd status..' and I get 'proftpd dead but subsys locked'.

When I try to connect to the ftp port I get: Connection closed by remote host. My apache server and my SSH server are both working fine, it seems that proftpd is the only server acting up.

Btw, I am running the connection through a router. I have the linux machine set as a dmz host and I have all ports forwarding to it.

Any ideas? You're help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Old 03-08-2004, 11:22 AM   #2
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personally I don't really like webmin for some modules didn't correctly work for me... dis you try to start a proftp daemon manually? set the option "ServerType standalone" in the config file (probably /etc/proftpd.conf) and start the server with proftpd. if this works, I guess it is misconfigured in the inetd.conf. restore the "ServerType inetd" in the proftpd config file and put something like this

ftp stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd proftpd

in the inetd config file (probably /etc/inetd.conf) and restart inetd by sending it a SIGHUP like this:

kill -SIGHUP <process id of inetd>

hope this helps...
Old 03-08-2004, 06:56 PM   #3
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Talking Thanks!!!

Thanks for the help!! It's working perfectly fine now.


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