[GLLUG] vsftpd dead but subsys locked

Rich Clark rrclark at rrclark.net
Mon Feb 2 06:11:55 EST 2004

On Mon, 2 Feb 2004, Ex Fed wrote:

> I have a problem with vsftpd.  It was working, but I must've done something 
> to stop it.  When I try to ftp into the host I get the following error code:
> 500 OOPS: could not bind listening IPv4 socket.
> I restart VSFTPD and it says OK, then I do status for VSFTPD and I get the 
> following error:  vsftpd dead but subsys locked.  PS -ef or -aux does not 
> show it as a running process, but there is not an error.
> I have tried to reinstall VSFTPD, but that did not fix it.
> The only things I can remember messing with were hosts.allow, hosts.deny.
> Does somebody out there know how I can troubleshoot this?  VSFTPD runs 
> through xinetd.

Check /var/lock/subsys for a file named vsftpd and remove it.

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