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log for vsftpd

i have install cent os 5.6 and install vsftpd.
but when i am trying to start it , i got a failed

where can i see why it cannot start

thanks
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farzanjCommented:
Any error message that you could see?

Before starting do this is a separate window

tail -f /var/log/messages

This would show you interactively the error message that you get.

Also check /var/log/secure
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woolmilkporcCommented:
Hi,

check /var/log/vsftpd.log

If there's nothing check /etc/vsftpd.conf for the following:

log_ftp_protocol=YES
vsftpd_log_file=/var/log/vsftpd.log # (or whatever)

If

syslog_enable=YES instead of the default NO logging goes to syslog, using the *.FTPD facility. You must configure /etc/syslog.conf to enable this kind of logging, if you've not already done so.

wmp
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GCI_SUPPORTAuthor Commented:
there is nothing in the log for vsftpd
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woolmilkporcCommented:
... and what's configured in vsftpd.conf?
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GCI_SUPPORTAuthor Commented:
this is not present in the conf

log_ftp_protocol=YES
vsftpd_log_file=/var/log/vsftpd.log # (or whatever)
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woolmilkporcCommented:
So please add it, because the default is "no logging"
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MazdajaiCommented:
vsftp log locates in /var/log/vsftpd.log

Can you post your config file - /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf?
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GCI_SUPPORTAuthor Commented:
vsftpd_log_file unrecognized variable in config file
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GCI_SUPPORTAuthor Commented:
# Example config file /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf

#

# The default compiled in settings are fairly paranoid. This sample file

# loosens things up a bit, to make the ftp daemon more usable.

# Please see vsftpd.conf.5 for all compiled in defaults.

#

# READ THIS: This example file is NOT an exhaustive list of vsftpd options.

# Please read the vsftpd.conf.5 manual page to get a full idea of vsftpd's

# capabilities.

#

# Allow anonymous FTP? (Beware - allowed by default if you comment this out).

anonymous_enable=NO

 

log_ftp_protocol=YES

vsftp_log_file=/var/log/vsftpd.log

 

#

# Uncomment this to allow local users to log in.

local_enable=YES

#

# Uncomment this to enable any form of FTP write command.

write_enable=YES

#

# Default umask for local users is 077. You may wish to change this to 022,

# if your users expect that (022 is used by most other ftpd's)

local_umask=022

#

# Uncomment this to allow the anonymous FTP user to upload files. This only

# has an effect if the above global write enable is activated. Also, you will

# obviously need to create a directory writable by the FTP user.

#anon_upload_enable=YES

#

# Uncomment this if you want the anonymous FTP user to be able to create

# new directories.

#anon_mkdir_write_enable=YES

#

# Activate directory messages - messages given to remote users when they

# go into a certain directory.

dirmessage_enable=YES

#

# The target log file can be vsftpd_log_file or xferlog_file.

# This depends on setting xferlog_std_format parameter

xferlog_enable=YES

#

# Make sure PORT transfer connections originate from port 20 (ftp-data).

connect_from_port_20=YES

 

 

#activate passive mode

pasv_enable=YES

pasv_max_port=50000

port_enable=YES

 

#

# If you want, you can arrange for uploaded anonymous files to be owned by

# a different user. Note! Using "root" for uploaded files is not

# recommended!

#chown_uploads=YES

#chown_username=whoever

#

# The name of log file when xferlog_enable=YES and xferlog_std_format=YES

# WARNING - changing this filename affects /etc/logrotate.d/vsftpd.log

#xferlog_file=/var/log/xferlog

#

# Switches between logging into vsftpd_log_file and xferlog_file files.

# NO writes to vsftpd_log_file, YES to xferlog_file

xferlog_std_format=YES

#

# You may change the default value for timing out an idle session.

#idle_session_timeout=600

#

# You may change the default value for timing out a data connection.

#data_connection_timeout=120

#

# It is recommended that you define on your system a unique user which the

# ftp server can use as a totally isolated and unprivileged user.

#nopriv_user=ftpsecure

#

# Enable this and the server will recognise asynchronous ABOR requests. Not

# recommended for security (the code is non-trivial). Not enabling it,

# however, may confuse older FTP clients.

#async_abor_enable=YES

#

# By default the server will pretend to allow ASCII mode but in fact ignore

# the request. Turn on the below options to have the server actually do ASCII

# mangling on files when in ASCII mode.

# Beware that on some FTP servers, ASCII support allows a denial of service

# attack (DoS) via the command "SIZE /big/file" in ASCII mode. vsftpd

# predicted this attack and has always been safe, reporting the size of the

# raw file.

# ASCII mangling is a horrible feature of the protocol.

#ascii_upload_enable=YES

#ascii_download_enable=YES

#

# You may fully customise the login banner string:

ftpd_banner=Welcome to GCI LIVEUPDATE FTP service.

#

# You may specify a file of disallowed anonymous e-mail addresses. Apparently

# useful for combatting certain DoS attacks.

#deny_email_enable=YES

# (default follows)

#banned_email_file=/etc/vsftpd/banned_emails

#

# You may specify an explicit list of local users to chroot() to their home

# directory. If chroot_local_user is YES, then this list becomes a list of

# users to NOT chroot().

#chroot_list_enable=YES

# (default follows)

#chroot_list_file=/etc/vsftpd/chroot_list

#

# You may activate the "-R" option to the builtin ls. This is disabled by

# default to avoid remote users being able to cause excessive I/O on large

# sites. However, some broken FTP clients such as "ncftp" and "mirror" assume

# the presence of the "-R" option, so there is a strong case for enabling it.

#ls_recurse_enable=YES

#

# When "listen" directive is enabled, vsftpd runs in standalone mode and

# listens on IPv4 sockets. This directive cannot be used in conjunction

# with the listen_ipv6 directive.

listen=YES

#

# This directive enables listening on IPv6 sockets. To listen on IPv4 and IPv6

# sockets, you must run two copies of vsftpd whith two configuration files.

# Make sure, that one of the listen options is commented !!

#listen_ipv6=YES

 

pam_service_name=vsftpd

userlist_enable=NO

tcp_wrappers=YES
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wesly_chenCommented:
> #xferlog_file=/var/log/xferlog
ucomment this
xferlog_file=/var/log/xferlog
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GCI_SUPPORTAuthor Commented:
it is possible that two version of vsftpd is running

if i try to connect to the machine i can
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wesly_chenCommented:
> it is possible that two version of vsftpd is running
Yes, if they are listening to different ports. Otherwise, there will be port conflict.
Do
ps -lef |grep vftpd
netstat -lpn  # check the listen ports for port 21 and 22

If the vftpd is running
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wesly_chenCommented:
By the way, do you uncommet  
xferlog_file=/var/log/xferlog
and restart vftpd
then check the log file /var/log/xferlog?
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GCI_SUPPORTAuthor Commented:
yes i did it but there is no /var/log/xferlog
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wesly_chenCommented:
Oh, comment out
# log_ftp_protocol=YES
# vsftp_log_file=/var/log/vsftpd.log
before your restart vftpd.
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GCI_SUPPORTAuthor Commented:
sorry there is a file but empty
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GCI_SUPPORTAuthor Commented:
i had coment out before restarting
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wesly_chenCommented:
> when i am trying to start it , i got a failed
what's the message you got from the screen?
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GCI_SUPPORTAuthor Commented:
when i have installed centos i selected to install ftpserver. after that i did yum install vsftpd
so i think there is another ftp deamon
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wesly_chenCommented:
Sorry, uncomment
log_ftp_protocol=YES
to get verbose log format.
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wesly_chenCommented:
> when i have installed centos i selected to install ftpserver. after that i did yum install vsftpd
rpm -qa |grep -i ftp
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woolmilkporcCommented:
With LISTEN=YES vsftpd tries to listen on port 21. If there's already a listening process (either standalone or via inetd) vsftpd will not start. What's in /etc/inetd.conf (or xinetd.conf)?
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GCI_SUPPORTAuthor Commented:
i cannot find this 2 files
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woolmilkporcCommented:
Runnig without inetd is not a very common setup.

Anyway, what do you get with

netstat -tulpe | grep ftp

?
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GCI_SUPPORTAuthor Commented:
thanks everybody for your help, i just reinstall it, with no ftp server in the setup process, after that everything work
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