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10.2.2 broke it...
Authored by: batguano on Nov 13, '02 04:33:00PM

It seems that this no longer works in 10.2.2. I don't know what the problem is, as I don't see anything drastic that has changed (i have Journaling file system enabled, and I am not next to my G4 to test it with it off).

While I am trying to track down what is going on (or anybody else) you can run proftpd in 'standalone' mode by editing the proftpd.conf and change the server type to 'standalone', and running the server from the command line (a script in StartupItems should do this on startup).

One thing to remember is that proftpd will want to create a PID file while running in standalone mode in '/usr/local/var'. This folder doesn't exist by default, so you have to create it and give it the appropriate permissions (you can change the group proftpd runs as by editing the proftpd.conf file) I would create a group just for the server (using Netinfo) and make the folder writeable by this group.

This method has the disadvantage that it cannot be controled from the Preference Pane, so remember to turn ftp sharing off here.

In the meantime, does anyone have any idea why this would stop working in 10.2.2? I am wondering if some paths have been left out of xinetd (just guessing) I will do some reckless experimentation and post anything I find.



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10.2.2 broke it...
Authored by: binkybob on Nov 14, '02 10:05:30AM

I have the same problem with 10.2.2 ... I can't launch proftpd by turning on FTP in the Server Settings GUI - I'm using OS X Server 10.2.2. I can however run it in standalone mode from the command line. If I figure it out I'll let you know. Thanks for your tips on proftpd. I like this app much better than Apple's built-in configuration for ftp.



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