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Old 03-30-2007, 10:24 AM   #1
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Fail to start proftpd

Hi folks,

CentOS 4.4 amd64

# /etc/init.d/proftpd start
Starting proftpd: - getaddrinfo '' error: Name or service not known

- warning: unable to determine IP address of ''
- error: no valid servers configured
- Fatal: error processing configuration file '/etc/proftpd.conf'
Pls advise how to fix it. TIA

Old 03-30-2007, 11:32 AM   #2
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Is listed in your /etc/hosts file with a valid IP address?

"Frequently Asked Questions

"Question: Why do I see the following when my proftpd starts up?

getaddrinfo 'hostname' error: No address associated with hostname
warning: unable to determine IP address of 'hostname'

Answer: This error is ProFTPD's way of reporting that it was unsuccessful in resolving hostname to an IP address. Fixing this is a matter of configuring DNS for that hostname: properly set up an IP address for that DNS name in your DNS server, use a DNS name that has an IP address, or (as a quick fix/last resort) add that DNS name to your /etc/hosts file. The proper solution depends largely on the circumstances."
Old 03-30-2007, 11:40 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by bsdunix
Is listed in your /etc/hosts file with a valid IP address?

I got it fixed by editing /etc/hosts as follow;

# cat /etc/hosts
Code:  host
proftpd started




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