I cannot get my FTP server to start, I have checked by using top and it does not show up. When I use sudo /etc/init.d/vsftpd restart I get this "Stopping FTP server: No /usr/sbin/vsftpd found running; none killed. vsftpd. Starting FTP server: vsftpd."

When I run sudo vsftpd I get this "500 OOPS: config file not owned by correct user, or not a file"

I tried sudo chown michael /etc/vsftpd.conf as when I run sudo chown michael /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf I get the no such file error. But I still cannot start the server.

Am I asking this is the wrong place?


root is suppose to own vsftpd.conf

sudo chown root /etc/vsftpd.conf

Then try starting the sevice again

  • After doing that I now get this error "Stopping FTP server: No /usr/sbin/vsftpd found running; none killed. rm: cannot remove ‘/var/run/vsftpd/vsftpd.pid’: Permission denied" – Michael St Clair Oct 16 '14 at 16:49
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    A restart in most scripts performs a stop operation and then a start operation. If the process is not already running, you may get errors (like those you listed) when it tries to stop the service. Is the process running now? – Omnipresence Oct 16 '14 at 17:14
  • No, I have tried just the start command, and the I try restart and have the same issue – Michael St Clair Oct 16 '14 at 19:07
  • Now I just get this error "Stopping FTP server: No /usr/sbin/vsftpd found running; none killed. vsftpd." – Michael St Clair Oct 16 '14 at 19:08
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    What happens when you run sudo /etc/init.d/vsftpd start ? If you see no output, you should at least be logging to /var/log/rcvsftp.log so you can check that file for information about the startup. – Omnipresence Oct 16 '14 at 19:57

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