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pureftpd failing to start

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tuxer, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. tuxer

    tuxer Member

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    We were running pureftpd on the server. Our client changed the ftp server to proftpd and then switched back to pureftpd. But now pureftpd is failing to start.

    I have tried switching back and forth between proftpd and pureftpd, /scripts/restartsrv_pureftpd, /scripts/ftpup --force, /scripts/setupftpserver --force pure-ftpd etc but pureftpd is refusing to start.

    proftpd is working though. What could be wrong ?
     
  2. jlone

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    I had the same issue and eventually just gave up.
     
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    lehels Well-Known Member

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    Same situation.
    As i observe pure-ftpd service is running, but the port is not open and there is no LOG registered anywhere.

    No change after upcp.
    No change after changing back from proftp > pureftp.

    Any hints ?
     
  4. kuldeep_

    kuldeep_ Well-Known Member

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    Verify if you have enabled FTP service from
    WHM >> Main >> Service Configuration >> Service Manager >> Ftp Server
     
  5. madaboutlinux

    madaboutlinux Well-Known Member

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    The scripts you tried won't make any difference. The script for switching Ftp server do not work from the command line recently (at least I have noticed it for quite a sometime). However, you can easily change the ftp server from

    This should start the required ftp server on the server.
     
  6. lehels

    lehels Well-Known Member

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    It was selected.
    As i mentioned, the service was started - but not the port also.

    Anyway, i quit pureftpd - i've change FTP server to ProFTP.

    Cheers,
     
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    I've seen these issue on a couple servers ironically from different hosting provider clients at the same data center so may be a base server default image conflict of some sort loaded on the servers at that data center.

    Anyway, the solution for those cases was to completely wipe out Pure-ftpd entirely manually by hand and remove it from the system and then re-install it again from WHM and that seemed to "unstick" things.
     
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