Two FTP Issues: Change Port and Alerts

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by jonwatson, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. jonwatson

    jonwatson New Member

    Hi All,

    As the subject says, I am having two FTP issues.

    I have a server using ProFTPD. I can FTP into it, but ISPConfig's monitoring always reports it as not running. ISPConfig also sends out alerts about it not running every 15 mins or so even though there is no monitoring entry for it in the GUI.

    So, question #1 is: how do I get ISPConfig to see the server is running or at least how do I get it to stop sending alerts that it is not running?

    I am also attempting to change the default port from 21 to something else. The only entry I can see for this is in /etc/proftpd.conf. Changing the port entry in that file to something else does indeed stop proftpd from picking up on port 21, but it does not make it pick up on the other port.( I have made the requisite firewall changes as well).

    So, question #2: how do I change the port proftpd listens on?

    Thanks!

    Jon
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    What's the output of
    Code:
    netstat -tap
    ?

    What's the output of
    Code:
    netstat -tap
    after you've changed the port? What port number are you trying?
     
  3. jonwatson

    jonwatson New Member

    Hi,

    After changing the port to 446, netstat reports two instances of proftpd listening on ports 21 and 446. However, the one on port 446 does not pick up (it just times out) and the one on 21 terminates immediately upon connection with a "500 Sorry, no server available to handle request on server"

    Thanks,

    Jon
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    Do you see any ProFTPd related errors in your logs?
    Is this a physical server or a virtual machine?
     

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