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  1. #1

    "proftpd dead but subsys locked"

    Hi,

    When I attempt to FTP, I immediately get a connection refused error. This happens before it attempts to check login information.

    I checked the status of proftpd and it stated "proftpd dead but subsys locked"

    When I attempt to start proftpd it says"

    "Shutting down ftp server
    Starting ftp server.
    - no such user 'wwwuser2'
    - Fatal: User: Unknown user 'wwwuser2'."

    Does anyone have any idea what is wrong and how to fix it?

    Thanks,
    Patrick
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  2. #2
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    My guess would be that the "User" directive in proftpd.conf is configured to wwwuser2, which doesn't exist.

    Is that what your User directive is set to and does the user exist?
    Alex Llera
    Professional Server Management
    FreeBSD|Linux|HSphere|Cpanel|Plesk

  3. #3
    Hi,

    Thanks for your help. I am not quite sure I understand, but if you are referring to the "User" line in the conf file, it is set to "ftpd".

    And, no, the user wwwuser2 does not exist as far as I know...

    Thanks,
    Patrick
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    Email: [email protected]
    Toll-Free: 888-408-4472

  4. #4
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    Proftpd has a non-forking option that keeps it in the foreground. Couple that with verbosity levels and it'll spit out virtually every single thing it's doing. Run that and see if you find the problem. Maybe it's reading the wrong .conf file? The root of the problem should surface by using the foreground and verbosity options.
    Alex Llera
    Professional Server Management
    FreeBSD|Linux|HSphere|Cpanel|Plesk

  5. #5
    Thanks for your help. As it turns out, wwwuser2 doesn't exist, but for some reason, a config file for that username still existed...

    Oh well... Thanks again.
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