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Old 08-22-2004, 05:00 PM   #1
exodist
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difficulty starting proftpd


I am having trouble making proftpd work, I used to use the default setup from slackware, but a few months ago I switched to gentoo, I have tried to make ftp work off and on with little luck, I emerged proftpd and got it installed just fine, but when I go to start it I get this error:

Abydos etc # /etc/init.d/proftpd start
* Starting proftpd...
localhost - error converting stdin to IPv6 socket: Socket operation on non-socket
localhost - fatal: Socket operation on non-socket
localhost - (Running from command line? Use `ServerType standalone' in config file!)

here is my config file (I have tried several):

# This is a basic ProFTPD configuration file.
# It establishes a single server and a single anonymous login.
# It assumes that you have a user/group "nobody" and "ftp"
# for normal/anonymous operation.

ServerName "ProFTPD Default Installation"
#ServerType standalone
ServerType inetd
DefaultServer on

# Port 21 is the standard FTP port.
Port 21
# Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new dirs and files
# from being group and world writable.
Umask 022

# To prevent DoS attacks, set the maximum number of child processes
# to 30. If you need to allow more than 30 concurrent connections
# at once, simply increase this value. Note that this ONLY works
# in standalone mode, in inetd mode you should use an inetd server
# that allows you to limit maximum number of processes per service
# (such as xinetd)
MaxInstances 30

# Set the user and group that the server normally runs at.
User nobody
Group nogroup

# This next option is required for NIS or NIS+ to work properly:
#PersistentPasswd off

SystemLog /var/log/proftpd.log
TransferLog /var/log/xferlog

# Normally, we want files to be overwriteable.
<Directory /*>
AllowOverwrite on
</Directory>

# A basic anonymous FTP server configuration.
# To enable this, remove the user ftp from /etc/ftpusers.
<Anonymous ~ftp>
RequireValidShell off
User ftp
Group ftp
# We want clients to be able to login with "anonymous" as well as "ftp"
UserAlias anonymous ftp

# Limit the maximum number of anonymous logins
MaxClients 50

# We want 'welcome.msg' displayed at login, and '.message' displayed
# in each newly chdired directory.
DisplayLogin welcome.msg
DisplayFirstChdir .message

# Limit WRITE everywhere in the anonymous chroot
<Limit WRITE>
DenyAll
</Limit>

# An upload directory that allows storing files but not retrieving
# or creating directories.
# <Directory incoming/*>
# <Limit READ>
# DenyAll
# </Limit>
#
# <Limit STOR>
# AllowAll
# </Limit>
# </Directory>

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Old 08-22-2004, 05:14 PM   #2
exodist
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I fixed it, I commented the wrong servertype line, my bad.
 
  


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