vsFTP blocking PureFTP from starting

KC-Bill

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After upgrading to cPanel 11.50, I rebooted my server. Everything seemed OK, but it was complaining that it couldn't start the FTP server. I tested FTP to the server and it seemed to work just fine, so I figured it was a firewall problem as suggested by the error email I was receiving. I couldn't find a block however, and the emails kept coming. On further inspection, vsFTP was serving FTP instead of PureFTP, and as a result of course PureFTP couldn't start. We've always used PureFTP, I have no idea why the server has vsFTP running. Is this perchance something that 11.50 added? Or do I have to look elsewhere?

For the record, of course when I stopped the vsFTP daemon, PureFTP was able to start without issue.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

It's likely VSFTP was installed with your operating system. You can remove it by first searching for the package name with a command such as:

Code:
rpm -qa|grep vsftp
Then, remove the RPM with a command such as:

Code:
rpm -e --nodeps $package-name
Thank you.
 

KC-Bill

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Certainly possible... But this server has been in service for years and I've never seen this issue until after the 11.50 update. I suppose it could just be a coincidence.

Thanks for the info.
 

cPanelMichael

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You can verify this by checking to see if the RPM for VSFTP exists on the system. cPanel does not install this RPM, so if it exists, it indicates it was installed with the OS or installed manually at some point in the past.

Thank you.