FTP Problem!

If I login with SSH/SFTP to any site (I tried just two) on my machine (using both Core FTP LE and WinSCP), it does work/login.

But doing FTP using Core FTP LE says "cant establish connection to deception7.com." And WinSCP gives this error; "Timeout detected. (data connection) Could not retrieve directory listing."

System Settings -> Recheck Configuration gives no error.

I do see VSFTPd among the "Features and Plugins" list, but is disabled/unchecked. Is it normal?

ProFTP Virtual FTP is enabled.



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Submitted by bislinks on Tue, 04/28/2015 - 15:26 Pro Licensee

After reading the above documentation, if I try to remove proftpd, I get the error:

yum remove proftpd Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security Setting up Remove Process Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package proftpd.x86_64 0:1.3.3g-2.el6 will be erased --> Processing Dependency: proftpd for package: virtualmin-base-1.0-63.rh.noarch --> Running transaction check ---> Package virtualmin-base.noarch 0:1.0-63.rh will be erased --> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved


Package Arch Version Repository Size

Removing: proftpd x86_64 1.3.3g-2.el6 @virtualmin 8.2 M Removing for dependencies: virtualmin-base noarch 1.0-63.rh @virtualmin 0.0

Transaction Summary

Remove 2 Package(s)

Installed size: 8.2 M Is this ok [y/N]: n Exiting on user Command

So, I did not as it removes Virtualmin Base also....

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Submitted by bislinks on Tue, 04/28/2015 - 15:33 Pro Licensee

Here are some related commands/results:

[root@ns03 software]# which proftpd /usr/sbin/proftpd

[root@ns03 software]# which vsftpd /usr/bin/which: no vsftpd in (/usr/lib64/qt-3.3/bin:/usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin)

Argh, I copied and pasted the wrong link.

You don't want to uninstall ProFTPd.

The thing I think will help is the "FTP Service isn't working" section at the end of this link here:


However, you may need to reinstall ProFTPd.

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Submitted by bislinks on Tue, 04/28/2015 - 23:25 Pro Licensee

Thanks Andrew, that worked like a charm!