Starting ftp Server: Fatal: unknown configuration directive '[...]'

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by londo4, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. londo4

    londo4 New Member

    Help, I followed this Tutorial HERE to install FROFTPD
    14 Proftpd

    In order to install Proftpd, run

    apt-get install proftpd ucf

    You will be asked a question:

    Run proftpd from inetd or standalone? <-- standalone

    Then open /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf and change UseIPv6 from on to off; otherwise you'll get a warning like this when you start Proftpd:

    - IPv6 getaddrinfo '' error: Name or service not known

    vi /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf
    UseIPv6 off

    For security reasons you can also add the following lines to /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf (thanks to Reinaldo Carvalho; more information can be found here:

    vi /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf
    DefaultRoot ~
    IdentLookups off
    ServerIdent on "FTP Server ready."

    ISPConfig expects the configuration to be in /etc/proftpd.conf instead of /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf, therefore we create a symlink (you can skip this command if you don't want to install ISPConfig):

    ln -s /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf /etc/proftpd.conf

    Then restart Proftpd:

    /etc/init.d/proftpd restart
    When I restart I get this Error:
    Starting ftp server: proftpd - Fatal: unknown configuration directive '[...]' on line 10 of '/etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf'

    When I look at line 10 I get the same thing that is describd on the tutorial:
    UseIPv6 off

    Is there someone who knows this problem? Help please
  2. archerjd

    archerjd ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    What are the lines above and below it?
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's in your /etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf?

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