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Old 03-22-2006, 07:47 PM   #1
Tear Syden
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VSFTPd service on FC4 won't restart

Alright, I got the httpd problem sorted out and now I'm running into a huge problem with my ftp server. Please help me with the following.

1. I cannot login to my FTP server via another computer over the network or through my DNS. Every time I try, it gets to 'entering PASV mode' then stops there. I have my SELinux disabled currently (since just disabling it for vsftpd didn't work) and I have taken a look at the .conf file and it seems to be fine. In fact I think the .conf file is identical to when I first installed vsftpd at the moment.
I have tried logging in through ftp://localhost and it worked fine. I could send and recieve files okay. It only seems to be when I go through something that is not a local user.

2. When I try to restart the vsftpd service using the graphical service manager that comes with FC4, it just stops up. I click 'stop' and it stops. I click 'start' again and the thing just keeps working. I've left it on for hours and nothing has happened. Each time I do this I have to 'Force Quit' the graphical service manager. This is the same if I click 'restart'. It just comes up with the loading cursor and doesn't stop 'loading'.

This is my vsftpd.conf file in txt format:

Running Fedora Core 4 and the latest version of vsFTPd. Connected through a d-link di-604 router which is configured to forward port 20 and 21.

Thanks for helping me before, guys.
Old 03-22-2006, 09:06 PM   #2
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In addition

I just remembered something I forgot to include in the original post.

When I reboot the server and it tries to load vsftpd after I make a change to the .conf file, it says that there is something wrong with it and that it has to rebuild the .conf file. It does this and when I go to check, the .conf file is back to its original state without my changes.

Please help


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