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proftpd issue

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by perlchild, Sep 15, 2003.

  1. perlchild

    perlchild Well-Known Member

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    Problem: Ever since this morning, this machine has excessive load from proftpd. Proftpd takes ages(more than five minutes) to answer requests, and the load is in the twenties.  Proftpd spawns multiple
    nobody 18162 29.6 1.2 13480 11548 ? R 18:17
    ; 0:00 proftpd: (accepting connections)

    which it didn't do before.

    Upgrading to the latest stable didn't seem to help, the problem is still there. The whm "rebuild ftp database" was attempted, and
    I used the rebuildproftpd script to clean up the config, it didn't help.

    Version: proftpd-1.2.8tls-2_linuxprivs
    I repeat, connexion times went through the roof for no reason I can figure out. (another server, same versions, doesn't have the problem)
    And the machine load is skyrocketing.

    cPanel.net Support Ticket Number: 23574

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  2. FWC

    FWC Well-Known Member

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    Check /var/log/messages. You may have a hacker trying to connect to every site on the box via anonymous FTP. I see it all the time. Nail them with you firewall if that's the case.

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  3. perlchild

    perlchild Well-Known Member

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    nothing in /var/log/messages
    We had them too, they go away after a while, but now it's been 6 hours that the problem has been there, and nothing in the logs or on the external firewall

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