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FTP Login problems - SOLVED

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sehh, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. sehh

    sehh Well-Known Member

    Feb 11, 2006
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    At random intervals, ftp logins will fail and return authentication failure, even with the correct user/password.

    I solved this problem when i noticed that "chkservd" (cPanel service which checks all processes are running) will only check if the main ftp daemon process is alive.

    It does not check if the authentication process is alive or not!

    For FTP to work correctly, you should be running these two, if the pure-authd is dead (which happens randomly or after a restart) then logins will fail.

    # ps ax |grep -i pure
    13877 ?        Ss     0:00 pure-ftpd (SERVER)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    13880 pts/0    S      0:00 /usr/sbin/pure-authd -s /var/run/ftpd.sock -r /usr/sbin/pureauth
    One solution is to just run:

    # /scripts/restartsrv_ftpserver
    Starting                                   [  OK  ]
    Starting pure-authd: 
    that should do it :)
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