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Old 10th September 2007, 09:10
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Default ProFTP stopped working

For some reason, ProFTP stopped working. When I tried to start it again, I got the error:

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Starting proftpd:  - no such group 'nobody'
 - Fatal: Group: Unknown group 'nobody' on line 27 of '/etc/proftpd.conf'
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!
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Old 10th September 2007, 09:15
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Is the group 'nobody' listed in the file /etc/group ?
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Old 12th September 2007, 00:20
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Is the group 'nobody' listed in the file /etc/group ?
That file is empty. How should it look?
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Old 12th September 2007, 01:12
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It is a very important file, check it in your backups and restore it. It is as important as /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow

Maybe you have a copy in /etc/group~, /etc/group-, etc.

A sample of my /etc/group:

Code:
root:x:0:
daemon:x:1:
bin:x:2:
sys:x:3:
adm:x:4:logcheck
tty:x:5:
disk:x:6:
lp:x:7:
mail:x:8:
news:x:9:
uucp:x:10:
man:x:12:
proxy:x:13:
kmem:x:15:
dialout:x:20:
fax:x:21:
voice:x:22:
cdrom:x:24:
floppy:x:25:
tape:x:26:
sudo:x:27:
audio:x:29:
dip:x:30:
www-data:x:33:
backup:x:34:
operator:x:37:
list:x:38:
irc:x:39:
src:x:40:
gnats:x:41:
shadow:x:42:
utmp:x:43:telnetd-ssl
video:x:44:
sasl:x:45:
plugdev:x:46:
staff:x:50:
games:x:60:
dhcp:x:101:
syslog:x:102:
klog:x:103:
mysql:x:104:
crontab:x:105:
ssh:x:106:
ssl-cert:x:107:
bind:x:108:
lpadmin:x:109:
scanner:x:110:
admin:x:111:
telnetd-ssl:x:112:
postfix:x:113:
postdrop:x:114:
logcheck:x:115:
postgrey:x:116:
nvram:x:119:
messagebus:x:120:
ntp:x:121:
powerdev:x:122:
admispconfig:x:1003:admispconfig
nogroup:x:65534:
...and all the users and a lot more, don't try to use this!
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Old 13th September 2007, 04:35
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Holy crap, how did that get deleted? It looks like there was a backup called "group-" so I restored it, and ProFTP works now.
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