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  1. #1
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    proftpd install issue on cent os 5 need help!

    I have been attempting to install Proftpd on linux(cent os 5 32 bit). The issue is i have to use proftpd i can't use vsftp or pure ftp I have downloaded the RPM. I downloaded this one to the server http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/p...l5.rf.i386.rpm. and i ran the command rpm -ivh proftpd* and it did its thing for a second and told me it was done. But when i run the command /etc/init.d/proftpd start or restart it doesn't wanna start. It just tells me failed. Can anyone help me with this? I'm not sure what else i can do.
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    Is there a reason you did not install Proftpd from the CentOS repository?

    As for debugging your current issue, have you checked the FTP logs?
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    id i mention im a linux noob? no idea how to do any of that.
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    Than you may want to hire an administrator, or get a fully managed dedicated server, or get a reseller account. All while doing a lot of reading. I hope you don't plan on using this as a production box until you do the before mentioned tasks.

    I haven't messed around with CentOS, but it may be in the /var/log directory.

    Reading material
    http://www.centos.org/docs/5/
    http://tldp.org
    http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Security-HOWTO/
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    this isn't a wehosting box. its a game hosting box. the only issue im having is this. i am able to complete everything but the stupid little things. and i did ire someone to do thisd for 15$. so i cant get a reseller account. my web box's are fine and have been up for months. i just had this reformattednyesterday.
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    I made no mention of it being a webhosting box, I simply asked if it was a production server, which it is.

    So is the person you hired able to do the task at hand? And most importantly are your boxes secure?
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    Why not find a consultant who can do it in your area?
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