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    Default help with proftp

    hello all! i'm new to linux and am trying get an FTP server going. I'm using Suse 12.2 with KDE desktop. I'm also using Webmin to help manage the FTP server. I have installed proftpd and webmin sees it. but here in lies my problem. when I try to start proftpd, I get the following message. I prob didnt set up the config module correctly. It showed directories where proftp and stuff was, but it was looking for a proftp.pid(think that was it) and a proftpd start, neither of those things could be found on my computer. sorry about the vagueness, i cant remember what exactly they were called. anyway, thanks for taking a look and helping

    Failed to start FTP server :
    redirecting to systemctl Job failed. See system journal and 'systemctl status' for details.


    O by the way. I managed to find the system journal via another post I saw in these forums, but I have no idea what i'm looking for lol

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    Default Re: help with proftp

    I would suggest you uninstall and install the default ftp server which comes with YAST. So open YAST search for proftp and uninstall them. Then do a search for yast2-ftp-server. this will create in YAST under Network Services a nice icon FTP Server. (I had to log again in Yast to get it). This will give you the ability to stop/start your server and multiple other settings(firewall, users, ports, etc). so if you just need an ftp server I would go this way. Good luck! and let us know if encounter any issues so we can try to help.

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    Default Re: help with proftp

    thanks. But I would rather do this through webmin. as a primary windows user, I liked the friendliness of webmin. and I will be using webmin for a few other things. I have the FTP server through yast, proftp is not showing as an option.

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    Default Re: help with proftp

    On 02/19/2013 11:16 PM, noob needing help wrote:
    > But I would rather do this through webmin. as a primary windows
    > user, I liked the friendliness of webmin. and I will be using webmin for
    > a few other things


    most folks here have never used either proftp or webmin, so you would
    get faster and better answers if you were to ask your questions where
    the proftp/webmin/Windows gurus hangout..

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    On 2013-02-20 09:07, dd wrote:
    > On 02/19/2013 11:16 PM, noob needing help wrote:
    >> But I would rather do this through webmin. as a primary windows
    >> user, I liked the friendliness of webmin. and I will be using webmin for
    >> a few other things

    >
    > most folks here have never used either proftp or webmin, so you would
    > get faster and better answers if you were to ask your questions where
    > the proftp/webmin/Windows gurus hangout..


    I do not use neither webmin nor proftp, so I can not help there with
    specifics.

    However, you (the OP) are getting an error message that tells you some
    action you have to do. So do it!

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    Default Re: help with proftp

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2013-02-20 09:07, dd wrote:
    > On 02/19/2013 11:16 PM, noob needing help wrote:
    >> But I would rather do this through webmin. as a primary windows
    >> user, I liked the friendliness of webmin. and I will be using webmin for
    >> a few other things

    >
    > most folks here have never used either proftp or webmin, so you would
    > get faster and better answers if you were to ask your questions where
    > the proftp/webmin/Windows gurus hangout..


    I do not use neither webmin nor proftp, so I can not help there with
    specifics.

    However, you (the OP) are getting an error message that tells you some
    action you have to do. So do it!

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 12.1 x86_64 "Asparagus" at Telcontar)

    as stated in my original post, ive done it! just dont know what to do with the info.

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    On 2013-02-20 13:06, noob needing help wrote:
    > as stated in my original post, ive done it! just dont know what to do
    > with the info.


    If, if you solved your issue on the first post, I don't know why you
    posted at all. This is a forum for requesting help :-?

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    On 2013-02-20 15:53, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > On 2013-02-20 13:06, noob needing help wrote:
    >> as stated in my original post, ive done it! just dont know what to do
    >> with the info.

    >
    > If, if you solved your issue on the first post, I don't know why you
    > posted at all. This is a forum for requesting help :-?


    Ah, you mean that you don't know what to do with that info you got after
    doing what the message said? Well, of course, post it here. I do not see it.

    To be be more clear: you get a message to “See system journal and
    'systemctl status' for details.” Well, post those details here and we'll
    try to make sense of it.

    Please use code tags for printouts and commands. Advanced editor, '#'
    button.
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    Default Re: help with proftp

    Quote Originally Posted by noob_needing_help View Post
    hello all! i'm new to linux and am trying get an FTP server going. I'm using Suse 12.2 with KDE desktop. I'm also using Webmin to help manage the FTP server. I have installed proftpd and webmin sees it. but here in lies my problem. when I try to start proftpd, I get the following message. I prob didnt set up the config module correctly. It showed directories where proftp and stuff was, but it was looking for a proftp.pid(think that was it) and a proftpd start, neither of those things could be found on my computer. sorry about the vagueness, i cant remember what exactly they were called. anyway, thanks for taking a look and helping

    Failed to start FTP server :
    redirecting to systemctl Job failed. See system journal and 'systemctl status' for details.


    O by the way. I managed to find the system journal via another post I saw in these forums, but I have no idea what i'm looking for lol
    Hi,
    Unfortunately, it's unlikely your error message would be helpful following the instructions.
    system journal is the new syslog for systemd which is not yet implemented in 12.2 which currently is running systemd version 44. In a future update or upgrade to 12.3 you'll get the journal which is very cool.
    systemctl status should work. Pls post the result of the following commandif one of the following doesn't fix your problem
    Code:
    # systemctl status proftpd.service
    Two ways to approach this...
    First is to install the YAST FTP applet as I describe in the second method below, but first I'll describe what you likely need to do to continue from where you're at now, it'll get you going but won't use the YAST FTP applet

    1. Continue from where you're at
    From a root CLI
    Code:
    # systemctl enable proftpd.service
    # systemctl start proftpd.service

    2. Start from scratch
    Uninstall anything related to FTP

    Then from a command line (with root permissions)
    Code:
    # zypper in proftpd yast2-ftp-server
    After that, you should be able to see a new FTP applet in YAST which can be used to manage your new FTP server.
    If the FTP Server can't be started using the applet, open up the System Runlevels applet in YAST, start and if you wish modify the autostart options for ProFTP, then the YAST FTP applet can be used for managing.

    HTH,
    TSU

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    thanks, here are the results:

    linux-eauj:/ # systemctl status proftpd.service
    proftpd.service - LSB: ProFTPD daemon
    Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/proftpd)
    Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:47:22 -0500; 14s ago
    Process: 5270 ExecStart=/etc/init.d/proftpd start (code=exited, status=7/NOTRUNNING)
    CGroup: name=systemd:/system/proftpd.service

    Feb 21 17:47:22 linux-eauj proftpd[5270]: Starting proftpd linux-eauj proftpd[5278]: warning: unable to determine IP addres...x-eauj'
    Feb 21 17:47:22 linux-eauj proftpd[5270]: linux-eauj proftpd[5278]: error: no valid servers configured
    Feb 21 17:47:22 linux-eauj proftpd[5270]: linux-eauj proftpd[5278]: Fatal: error processing configuration file '/etc/proftp...d.conf'
    Feb 21 17:47:22 linux-eauj startproc[5277]: startproc: exit status of parent of /usr/sbin/proftpd: 1
    Feb 21 17:47:22 linux-eauj proftpd[5270]: ..failed

    and for the systemctl enable proftpd.service:


    linux-eauj:/ # systemctl enable proftpd.service
    proftpd.service is not a native service, redirecting to /sbin/chkconfig.
    Executing /sbin/chkconfig proftpd on
    insserv: Service network is missed in the runlevels 2 to use service webmin

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