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ProFTPD fails to start
« on: February 02, 2007, 12:44:18 am »

Im running debian 3.1 (etch) 2.6.18-3-486. I've installed proftpd (apt-get install proftpd) which seems to have made a dir in /etc/proftpd but it doesnt want to start. Im trying to run it with inetd. Theres nothing special in the /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf. Its the original file with only the Server name changed.
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ServerName         "rhFTP"
ServerType         inetd
DeferWelcome         off

ShowSymlinks         on
MultilineRFC2228      on
DefaultServer         on
ShowSymlinks         on
AllowOverwrite         on

TimeoutNoTransfer      600
TimeoutStalled         600
TimeoutIdle         1200

DisplayLogin                    welcome.msg
DisplayFirstChdir               .message
LsDefaultOptions                "-l"

# Port 21 is the standard FTP port.
Port            21

# Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new files and dirs
# (second parm) from being group and world writable.
Umask            022  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

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

# A basic anonymous configuration, no upload directories.

<Anonymous ~ftp>
  User            ftp
  Group            nogroup
  # We want clients to be able to login with "anonymous" as well as "ftp"
  UserAlias         anonymous ftp

  RequireValidShell      off

  # Limit the maximum number of anonymous logins
  MaxClients         10

  # 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
  <Directory *>
    <Limit WRITE>

  # Uncomment this if you're brave.
  <Directory incoming>
             <Limit READ WRITE>
             <Limit STOR>

When i issued the command 'apt-get install proftpd' and proftpd got installed it said
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ProFTPd warning: cannot start neither in standalone nor in inetd/xinetd mode. Check your configuration.It also says the same thing when i try to start it.
Can someone please help me out and tell me what could be/is wrong?
Thanks alot!

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Re: ProFTPD fails to start
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2007, 08:28:19 pm »
can someone help please?

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Re: ProFTPD fails to start
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2007, 11:13:04 am »
how do you start proftpd ? For me it looks like you are using "inetd" with a broken "inetd" daemon...