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FTP failing contantly

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by KatieBuller, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. KatieBuller

    KatieBuller BANNED

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    Why can I keep FTP up for more than a couple hours?

    I get the error:
    ProFTPD terminating (signal 11)
    Over the last 2 days:
    [~]# cat /var/log/messages | grep ProFTPD\ terminating | wc -l
    385
     
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    bijo Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    Did you do a detail check on the log?. Normally we get signal 11 due to bad hardware or memory related problem.

    Also please have a look at this link
    http://www.bitwizard.nl/sig11/
     
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    You could also try simply switching to pure-ftpd instead.
     
  4. KatieBuller

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    What does this mean:
    Jun 27 00:42:37 server127 proftpd[23149]: server1 - received SIGHUP -- master server rehashing configuration file
     
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    Did you make any changes to proftpd.conf? If not, are you sure it is not corrupted!
    Does this happen when a client try to FTP? If yes, do they use active mode instead of passive? Do you have a firewall? If yes, is it configured properly?
     
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    I'm constantly getting this error as well only much less frequently than you describe. Usually at least a few days in between hangs. I'm usually notified by an annoyed customer who can't login after repeated attempts. So far the fix has been simply to restart the proftpd service.

    After searching far and wide I have come to suspect there is a bug in proftpd 1.3.0rc2. I never used to have this problem until proftpd was recently upgraded (i suspect it was unknowingly upgraded during a cpanel upgrade but not sure of this)

    I plan to test this theory by attempting to revert to an older version of proftpd and wait to see if the error occurs again. Does anyone know of a safe way of downgrading proftpd, perhaps via cpanel?
     
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