proFTPd refused to start

This service I have been told today has never started on a machine built a year ago. I never knew that. Apparently he has been transferring files via winSCP, which would be SSH port 22. I can't believe he has avoided fixing the issue. Now many WordPress sites won't update and I am guessing this is the issue, though he says a few has updated??

So it just gives a cryptic error that it won't start when trying to start it.

Failed to start service : Starting proftpd: [FAILED]

rpm -qa | grep proftp proftpd-1.3.3g-2.el6.x86_64 /usr/sbin/proftpd - warning: unable to determine IP address of ''

There are no logfiles dealing with FTP that are in the /var/log/messages area. At least nothing referencing proftpd

Any suggestions where to go from here?



Howdy -- you may just need to make sure that there is an entry for "" in /etc/hosts that defines the IP address for that domain name.

After setting that up, try restarting ProFTPd and see if that resolves it.

That was easy. Started right up. Perfect! One down and ten more to go. :-) THANKS!