FTP Server Offline After Install

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by adobe, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. adobe

    adobe New Member

    My ftp server is offline after the ISPConfig 3 installation. According to the installation manual, I correctly configured the neccessary files.


    When I restart the ftp server by issueing this command /etc/init.d/openbsd-inetd restart i get this reply :-

    On the ISPConfig service monitor, i see FTP-Server: Offline

    Any idea on what might be wrong?
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Pureftpd is running as standalone server and not trough inetd. If you want to start pureftpd, use its start script in /etc/init.d/
  3. adobe

    adobe New Member

    Never mind, i give up on this. I am going with OpenVZ with HyperVM and Lxadmin.

    I will give up looking for free stuff. I come to a conclusion that nothing will beat paid software, even if it's DEAD CHEAP. I'd rather pay $10 / Month; than loose my time/effort and get angry and loose sleep over nothing.
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    Last edited: Feb 9, 2011
  4. jcombs_31

    jcombs_31 New Member

    I'm having the same problem. In the server monitor it shows FTP-SERVER OFFLINE. I've tried restarting pure-ftp from init.d but it still show offline.

    Also, I"m running this on a debian4 VPS with openVZ, and at the bottom of the install I noticed:


    debian 4.0 under openvz:

    I don't know what that means.
  5. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    These commands have to be executed on the host system in case that pureftpd does not start. But it does not has to be a problem with starting when it shows offline. It might just be that your system has not correct setting for localhost in /etc/hosts and pureftpd is not listening on localhost.
  6. morrisgrill

    morrisgrill New Member

    i'm dissapointed i spend hours to get working this server but I couldn't. Have several issues, i did it exactly what "perfect server" says but server have problems with proftp, virtual hosts, alias, and other stuff
  7. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    And you think that anyone is able to help you with your problem if yo do not even provide the exact error messages that you got...
  8. Mark_NL

    Mark_NL Member

    I've used alot of different "perfect" how-to's on howtoforge, and they always work .. if not i always noticed that i overlooked a step, forgot something that was described in the how-to...

    The problem with this is, is that you get complete newbies to work with stuff like courier, postfix, authentication crap etc .. which actually should not have shell access, but 'just' an ispconfig login and let the system admin install ispconfig for them.

    saves a lot of hassle ;-)

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