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New install of CentOS 5,  enabled the ftp daemon but the daemon won't start.  Try to start from services and get:

vsftpd failed. The error was: Starting vsftpd for vsftpd: [  OK  ]

Starting vsftpd for vsftpd: [FAILED]

Starting vsftpd for (copy): /bin/bash: -c: line 0: syntax error near unexpected token `copy'
/bin/bash: -c: line 0: `ulimit -S -c 0 >/dev/null 2>&1 ; /usr/sbin/vsftpd (copy).conf'
[FAILED]
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by:Kamran Arshad
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Hi,

What is the configuration file of your vsftpd.conf? Also there must be some error in syslog i.e, /var/log/messages when you try to start ftp.
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by:sidwelle
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I renamed the /var/log/messages file so the I could see any entries, but none.

And the error got bigger:

vsftpd failed. The error was: Starting vsftpd for vsftpd: [FAILED]

Starting vsftpd for (another: /bin/bash: -c: line 0: syntax error near unexpected token `another'
/bin/bash: -c: line 0: `ulimit -S -c 0 >/dev/null 2>&1 ; /usr/sbin/vsftpd (another'
[FAILED]

Starting vsftpd for copy): /bin/bash: -c: line 0: syntax error near unexpected token `)'
/bin/bash: -c: line 0: `ulimit -S -c 0 >/dev/null 2>&1 ; /usr/sbin/vsftpd copy).conf'
[FAILED]

Starting vsftpd for vsftpd: [  OK  ]

Starting vsftpd for vsftpd: [FAILED]

Starting vsftpd for (copy): /bin/bash: -c: line 0: syntax error near unexpected token `copy'
/bin/bash: -c: line 0: `ulimit -S -c 0 >/dev/null 2>&1 ; /usr/sbin/vsftpd (copy).conf'
[FAILED]
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by:sidwelle
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the vsftpd.conf is unchanged for the default.
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by:sidwelle
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Followed the suggestions from the first 2 articles with results.  Then renamed /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd(copy).conf and put the org/default file back for 'vsftpd.conf'.  
Cycled system, started daemon w/no Errors !!

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Thanks

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