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Old 04-25-2006, 04:16 PM   #1
Registered: Dec 2004
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proftpd ipv6 problem

I am running Debian Unstable and recently upgraded proftpd to v1.3. Now it won't start. When I try to start it from the command line I get:
- IPv6 getaddrinfo 'localhost.localdomain' error: Name or service not known
localhost.localdomain - fatal: Socket operation on non-socket
When Googling for this I found a lot of info about ipv6 being possibly a problem with proftpd. Can anybody help please?
Old 04-26-2006, 08:23 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Seattle, WA
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I don't know if you have found the solution for this or not but I was having the exact same problem aftering a apt-get dist-upgrade. I fixed it by adding this line to the end of my /etc/hosts file:

::ffff: localhost.localdomain

It worked for me.


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