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Proftpd stopped working

Discussion in 'Plesk 9.x for Linux Issues, Fixes, How-To' started by staaf, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. staaf

    staaf Guest

    All of a sudden Proftpd stopped working on my SUSE 10 + PLESK 9.5 box for some reason. I allready did the following things:

    - reboot
    - updated from PLESK 9.5.1 to 9.5.4

    Unfortunately the ftp server still isn't running. xinetd is running and listening on port 21.

    h1386148:~ # ftp localhost
    Trying ::1...
    ftp: connect to address ::1Connection refused
    Connected to localhost (
    421 Service not available, remote server has closed connection

    I haven't changed anything in my configuration before this happend.

    the command: "less /var/log/messages | grep proftp" results in several of these messages:

    proftpd[7205]: Fatal: unknown configuration directive 'userlist_file=/etc/ftpusers' on line 1 of '/etc/proftpd.include'

    etc/proftpd.include contains this line only: "userlist_file=/etc/ftpusers"

    I have no idea how to solve this problem and I'm hoping someone can help me with it.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 13, 2011
  2. lvalics

    lvalics Silver Pleskian Plesk Guru

    Jun 20, 2003
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    Just try to reinstall ProFTP from PLESK source files, this should fix it.
  3. staaf

    staaf Guest

    I removed the psa-proftpd package from YaST, but now I don't know how to reinstall it :x

    also my plesk isn't running anymore
  4. staaf

    staaf Guest

    Oke I manually reinstalled plesk 9.5.4 with the autoinstaller tool after that everything is working again.