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Old 04-18-2003, 11:42 AM   #1
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Proftpd cannot determine ip


When I try to start proftpd i get this:

[root@linuxserver heathpitts]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/proftpd start

Starting proftpd: linuxserver.work.workgroup.com - Fatal: unable to determine IP address of `linuxserver.work.workgroup.com'.
[FAILED]

my /etc/hosts file is this:

127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
192.168.0.9 linuxserver.work.workgroup.com

What should I change in the hosts file or any other file to make proftpd start up and find the ip?
 
Old 04-18-2003, 12:08 PM   #2
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Can you just put the ip in the ftp config?

Also, make sure your ip is not dynamic, it could have changed. Verify with /sbin/ifconfig eth0

Spelling could also be the culprit......

Good luck
 
Old 04-18-2003, 12:29 PM   #3
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no it is not dynamic. Where would you put that in the proftpd.conf file?
 
Old 04-18-2003, 02:57 PM   #4
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You need to specify the "Bind" directive in the ProFTPd config, this is done with

Code:
Bind <IP address>
That should solve it, if this helps please fill out my affero.

Shak
 
Old 04-18-2003, 06:59 PM   #5
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no that's not it either. I think something else is wrong and maybe it is not with the proftpd.conf config file. I got the same kind of error when I first loaded the newest apache. In fact, the auto created webpage says welcome to the homepage of 127.0.0.1 so I think it is something different.
 
Old 04-25-2003, 10:41 AM   #6
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I am still getting this same error code when starting proftpd:

Starting proftpd: linuxserver.work.workgroup.com - Fatal: unable to determine IP address of `linuxserver.work.workgroup.com'.
[FAILED]

Can anyone help me on this or at least post a link to a network set-up walkthrough? I could reinstall mandrake to fix this but i would rather fix it myself and learn in the process.
 
Old 04-30-2003, 10:30 AM   #7
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Didn't notice this earlier.....

You need to specify your hostname in /etc/sysconfig/network

That'll point your system to your ip....

HTH
 
Old 04-30-2003, 11:04 AM   #8
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Here is what mine says:

GATEWAYDEV="eth0"
IPXINTERNALNODENUM=0
NETWORKING=yes
IPXINTERNALNETNUM=0
IPX=no
HOSTNAME=linuxserver.work.workgroup.com
IPXAUTOPRIMARY=on
IPXAUTOFRAME=off
GATEWAY=192.168.0.1

What should I add or change?
 
  


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