Resuming FTP Uploads Broken after Hostname Change


Aug 19, 2011
Hiya :)

I don't know whether the two are connected, but shortly after I changed the hostname via WHM, I can no longer resume an upload via FTP once it has been paused. Once I unpause it, my client asks if I would like to overwrite the file instead of resuming the upload.

Contents of proftpd.conf:

# This is a basic ProFTPD configuration file (rename it to 
# 'proftpd.conf' for actual use.  It establishes a single server
# and a single anonymous login.  It assumes that you have a user/group
# "nobody" and "ftp" for normal operation and anon.

ServerName			"ProFTPD"
AuthUserFile /etc/proftpd/passwd.vhosts
ServerType			standalone
DeferWelcome			off
DefaultServer			on
DefaultRoot ~ !wheel

# Port 21 is the standard FTP port.
AuthPAM off
TransferLog /usr/local/apache/domlogs/ftpxferlog
UseReverseDNS off
IdentLookups off

<IfModule mod_tls.c>
    TLSEngine on
    TLSProtocol SSLv23
    TLSRequired off
    TLSRSACertificateFile /etc/ftpd-rsa.pem
    TLSRSACertificateKeyFile /etc/ftpd-rsa-key.pem
    TLSVerifyClient off
    TLSCipherSuite HIGH:MEDIUM:+TLSv1:!SSLv2:+SSLv3
    TLSOptions NoSessionReuseRequired
Port				21
# Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new dirs and files
# from being group and world writable.
Umask				022

# Set the user and group that the server normally runs at.
User				nobody
Group proftpd

# Normally, we want files to be overwriteable.
<Directory />
  AllowOverwrite		on

# A basic anonymous configuration, no upload directories.
<Anonymous ~ftp>
UseFtpUsers on
RequireValidShell off

  User				ftp
  Group				ftp
  # We want clients to be able to login with "anonymous" as well as "ftp"
  UserAlias			anonymous ftp

  <Limit LOGIN>
  # Limit the maximum number of anonymous logins
  MaxClients			10

  # We want 'welcome.msg' displayed at login, and '.message' displayed
  # in each newly chdired directory.
  DisplayLogin			welcome.msg
  DisplayChdir		.message true

  # Limit WRITE everywhere in the anonymous chroot
  <Limit WRITE>

Last edited:


Staff member
Apr 11, 2011
Hello :)

It looks like the "AllowStoreRestart" is not enabled in your /etc/proftpd.conf file. This directive is documented here:

Allow Store Restart

Please try enabling it, and let us know if the issue persists. To enable this directive, you should change the following:

<Directory />
  AllowOverwrite		on

<Directory />
  AllowOverwrite		on
  AllowStoreRestart             on
Then, restart ProFTPd on your server.

Thank you.