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Plesk FTP problems [ProFTPD]

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by dstanley, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. dstanley

    dstanley Guest


    could someone attach the default config file for ProFTPD please.

    I think mine is damaged.

    Can some1 instruct me how to start/stop the service.

    How do i restore all the files?
  2. hardweb

    hardweb Guest

    A standard file (for Linux) looks like:
    # To have more informations about Proftpd configuration
    # look at : http://www.proftpd.org/

    # 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"
    ServerType inetd
    ServerType inetd
    DefaultServer on
    DefaultRoot ~ psacln
    AllowOverwrite on
    ListOptions "-a"
    DefaultTransferMode binary
    UseFtpUsers on

    # Port 21 is the standard FTP port.
    Port 21
    # Umask 022 is a good standard umask to prevent new dirs and files
    # from being group and world writable.
    Umask 022

    # To prevent DoS attacks, set the maximum number of child processes
    # to 30. If you need to allow more than 30 concurrent connections
    # at once, simply increase this value. Note that this ONLY works
    # in standalone mode, in inetd mode you should use an inetd server
    # that allows you to limit maximum number of processes per service
    # (such as xinetd)
    MaxInstances 30

    #Following part of this config file were generate by PSA automatically
    #Any changes in this part will be overwritten by next manipulation
    #with Anonymous FTP feature in PSA control panel.

    #Include directive should point to place where FTP Virtual Hosts configurations

    ScoreboardFile /var/run/proftpd/scoreboard

    # Primary log file mest be outside of system logrotate province

    TransferLog /usr/local/psa/var/log/xferlog

    #Change default group for new files and directories in vhosts dir to psacln

    <Directory /home/httpd/vhosts>
    GroupOwner psacln

    Include /etc/proftpd.include

    Proftpd is through xinted. You must restart xinetd:

    /etc/init.d/xinetd restart

    in order to restart proftpd.
  3. dstanley

    dstanley Guest

    Is it possible to change proftpd to standalone opposed to inetd mode?

    How would i stop the existing and load as standalone?
  4. voodoochile

    voodoochile Guest

    FTP doesn't run as a "service" in the PSA world. They chose to wrap it with Inetd. Consequently, everytime a new FTP connection is made, the new config changes take effect.


    CHeck that thread for some more info. Inetd is a bad idea and needs to be deprecated. I wish SW-Soft and the rest of the *nix world would quit using this as it really doesn't serve a purpose if your machine has more than 64mb of ram and is faster than a 486. Ugh.