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Pure-FTPD Problem Please Help

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by trenth, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. trenth

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    Hi,

    Pure-FTPD will not work what so ever.

    I've tried /etc/init.d/pure-ftpd restart

    service pure-ftpd restart

    none of which work, tried graceful reboot, the pure-ftpd update etc none of which work.

    I've got ProFTPD works great but doesn't suit my needs.

    This error is very presistant and annoying.

    I've been searching the net for the past hour trying to fix this any help of solving this is very much appreciated.

    Regards,
    TrentH
     
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    What are the specific error messages generated, if any, when attempting to start and restart Pure-FTPd?

    What was the precise method and steps used to attempt an update of Pure-FTPd?
     
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    I just get failed to start pure-ftpd

    I tried I forgot which method of pureftp updating it was something with

    "pup --force" I copied it off of the net and done forgot it put I think it had those letters in it
     
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    Please run the following command and provide its output:
    Code:
    # lsof -nPi4:21
    When attempting to start Pure-FTPd, what messages are logged in the following system log?
    Code:
    /var/log/messages
     
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    $
    Dec 17 18:58:44 batman proftpd[11775]: batman.quickyhost.com - ProFTPD 1.3.2b ($
    Dec 17 18:58:49 batman proftpd[11779]: batman.quickyhost.com :):ffff:127.0.0.1[$
    Dec 17 18:58:49 batman proftpd[11779]: batman.quickyhost.com :):ffff:127.0.0.1[$
    Dec 17 18:59:24 batman proftpd[12228]: batman.quickyhost.com :):ffff:99.27.231.$
    Dec 17 15:59:24 batman proftpd[12228]: batman.quickyhost.com :):ffff:99.27.231.$
    Dec 17 18:59:57 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal lo$
    Dec 17 19:04:05 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal lo$
    Dec 17 19:08:30 batman last message repeated 2 times
    Dec 17 19:10:03 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal lo$
    Dec 17 19:15:12 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal lo$
    Dec 17 19:16:47 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal lo$


    That's what I get when running the command.
     
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    Please try to obtain the full, non-truncated message that is logged.

    The following command should help to obtain this:
    Code:
    # grep -H "Configuration error: Illegal" /var/log/messages
     
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    grep -H "Configuration error: Illegal" /var/log/messages

    Doesn't display anything when I put it in.
     
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    Twitter:
    Please try a shortened version of the command:
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    # grep "Configuration error" /var/log/messages
    As an alternative I would also try the following immediately after having attempted to start or restart Pure-FTPd:
    Code:
    # tail -vn10 /var/log/messages
     
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    Code:
    grep "Configuration error" /var/log/messages
    Dec 14 04:01:39 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal loa d limit: 0
    Dec 16 13:52:38 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal loa d limit: 0
    Dec 16 13:57:32 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal loa d limit: 0
    Dec 17 18:20:15 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal loa d limit: 0
    Dec 17 18:21:44 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal loa d limit: 0
    Dec 17 18:25:15 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal loa d limit: 0
    Dec 17 18:26:29 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal loa d limit: 0
    Dec 17 18:34:23 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal loa d limit: 0
    Dec 17 18:38:39 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal loa d limit: 0
    Dec 17 18:39:57 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal loa d limit: 0
    Dec 17 18:44:57 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal loa d limit: 0
    Dec 17 18:47:40 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal loa d limit: 0
    Dec 17 18:49:59 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal loa d limit: 0
    Dec 17 18:54:26 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal loa d limit: 0
    Dec 17 18:55:00 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal loa d limit: 0
    Dec 17 18:59:57 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal loa d limit: 0
    Dec 17 19:04:05 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal loa d limit: 0
    Dec 17 19:10:03 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal loa d limit: 0
    Dec 17 19:15:12 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal loa d limit: 0
    Dec 17 19:16:47 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal loa d limit: 0
    Dec 17 19:21:46 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal loa d limit: 0

    Code:
    tail -vn10 /var/log/messages
    root@batman [~]# tail -vn10 /var/log/messages
    ==> /var/log/messages <==
    Dec 17 18:59:24 batman proftpd[12228]: batman.quickyhost.com :):ffff:99.27.231.123[::ffff:99.27.231.123]) - FTP session opened.
    Dec 17 15:59:24 batman proftpd[12228]: batman.quickyhost.com :):ffff:99.27.231.123[::ffff:99.27.231.123]) - Preparing to chroot to directory '/home/quicky'
    Dec 17 18:59:57 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal load limit: 0
    Dec 17 19:04:05 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal load limit: 0
    Dec 17 19:08:30 batman last message repeated 2 times
    Dec 17 19:10:03 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal load limit: 0
    Dec 17 19:15:12 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal load limit: 0
    Dec 17 19:16:47 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal load limit: 0
    Dec 17 19:21:46 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal load limit: 0
    Dec 17 21:18:59 batman pure-ftpd: (?@?) [ERROR] Configuration error: Illegal load limit: 0
     
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    Twitter:
    Please set a value greater than "0" (i.e., "1" or higher) for the Pure-FTPd configuration directive "MaxLoad" -- this may be adjusted via the following menu path in WHM:

    WHM: Main >> Service Configuration >> FTP Server Configuration >> Maximum Load for Anonymous Downloads

    Related Documentation: FTP Server Configuration
     
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    Thank you that worked wonderfully
     
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    You're welcome; thank you for the update and confirmation. :)
     
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