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Why do I need to kill a process before I use proftpd?

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by thedust2010, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. thedust2010

    thedust2010 Guest

    Every time our server restarts we can't log in to FTP on our web server. To fix the problem, I use the command:

    netstat -pant

    Then I'll see a list of active processes:

    tcp 0 0* LISTEN 2102/couriertcpd
    tcp 0 0* LISTEN 1946/portmap
    tcp 0 0* LISTEN 2230/xinetd
    tcp 0 0* LISTEN 2230/xinetd
    tcp 0 0* LISTEN 2176/named
    tcp 0 0* LISTEN 2176/named

    I'll then kill the process that is using port 21:

    kill 2230

    And then everything works fine. But why is this?? Anyone know why this is happening?