please help with ftp failed problem

rastoma

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I have a server that had ensim webappliance on it and we took off ensim and loaded cpanel.. when restarting proftpd, we get this:


proftpd: [500 != 220] proftpd has failed, please contact the sysadmin

messages shows start successful though.. but ftp doesn't work.. it trys to connect the says server is down for maintenance.

what should i do first?
 

samuelbrr

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Same Problem

Hi,
I'm having the same problems above. I did an uninstall of ensim and install of cpanel.

Here the error log:
Mar 31 23:49:56 global proftpd: proftpd shutdown failed
Mar 31 23:49:56 global proftpd[1204]: global.eshorehosting.com - Failed binding to 0.0.0.0, port 21: Address already in use
Mar 31 23:49:56 global proftpd[1204]: global.eshorehosting.com - Check the ServerType directive to ensure you are configured correctly.
Mar 31 23:49:56 global proftpd: proftpd startup succeeded

i check the servertype in conf for proftpd, it was standalone so i changed it to inetd.

But no change
 

rastoma

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Exact same entries in my log file as well (of course with different servername)...


Nick.. can you pleae help! This is urgent.
 

feanor

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samuel- in your case are you sure you don't have some other ftp daemon running on port 21? look through your process tree and see...... and you should be running proftpd as standalone daemon mode, not wrapped up in inetd.

Also, rastoma, is your base hostname resolving? is it a REAL hostname? If it is just &hostname& and not a fully qualified and resolving domain this will cause proftpd not to start...., make sure your /etc/hosts is configured correctly as well, that will make a big difference.

(There is a lot about this posted on the forum already... /etc/hosts, that is)