ProftpD issues

Posted on 2006-06-01
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I have a Fedora Core 3 server running proftpd, and for some reason the ftp server sometimes causes issues and won't allow me to FTP in, it will just hang there.

How can I restart the service manually from the shell so I don't have to reboot the entire machine remotely?  

Also, is there an easy way to check to see why the service is causing itself to hang?  Sometimes my FTP client will throw an error "IO Error: Read timed out"

Any ideas?
Question by:jpipitone
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    on RHEL it schould be:
    #/etc/rc.d/init.d/proftpd restart
    if you're unsure just make :
    #/etc/rc.d/init.d stop
    #/etc/rc.d/init.dproftp start
    the - # assumes you're logged in as root to your console,know
    you must give the absolute path to the service so you can successfully restart it!
    als you can change your directory to /etc/rc.d/init.d to see if you can finde there the proftpd,proFTP daemon
    as best aslo consider to SSH2 connection on your proFTP,this cryptogrphy protocol will do better sFTP connection on your server pure FTP is 'kind of vulnerable'.

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    sorry typo!!!

    #/etc/rc.d/init.d/proftpd stop
    #/etc/rc.d/init.d/proftpd start

    and wait for the OK messages on the console
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    Assisted Solution


    As root you can type:

    service proftpd restart

    Also could you run the following command:


    and paste the output

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