Fail to start FTP server (proftpd)

  • charles arnold

    charles arnold - 2013-02-07

    When trying to start proftpd with webmin  I get the following error message: Failed to start FTP server :

    * Starting ftp server proftpd
    - mod_dso/0.4: module 'mod_ctrls_admin.c' already loaded
    - Fatal: LoadModule: error loading module 'mod_ctrls_admin.c': Operation not permitted on line 7 of '/etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf'
    So I tried to start it using the terminal on my server machine and I get the same message .  I looked at line 7 in the config file and I see the instruction to Load the module 'mod_ctrls_admin.c'.  Unhappily I don't know what to do about it.   I'm new to webmin and proftpd but I am a long time linux user. My server is Linux Mint 9 Isadora Help will be greatly appreciated.

  • charles arnold

    charles arnold - 2013-02-09

    I found the answer on the proftpd forum. I  had duplicate LoadModule directives in the modules.conf and in the proftpd.conf file.  I commented out the ones on the proftpd.conf file and the server started without issue.


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