[BlueOnyx:01649] Re: FTP default directory
mstauber at blueonyx.it
Sat Jul 11 17:47:27 PET 2009
> I still get these lines every time somebody tries to connect to the FTP
> Jul 11 18:57:09 server3 proftpd: warning: "ProFTPD" address/port
> (*.*.*.*:21) already in use by "ProFTPD server"
> 15 minutes. isn't that the active monitor checking your FTP server?
Jeff was so kind to grant me access to his server so that I could check the
The problem is as follows:
base-ftp adds a <virtualhost> container into /etc/proftpd.conf for every IP
that you have assigned to your server. However, if you only have a single IP
assigned, then it isn't really necessary to have a <virtualhost> container.
Because FTP will listen on that IP anyway.
And that is where this error message comes from. Whenever someone (active
monitor for example - or a user) connects to FTP, ProFTPd will log a complaint
into /var/log/messages. This is nothing worrysome, but of course the logwatch
emails get cluttered with unneeded entries.
Add the following line to /etc/logwatch/conf/ignore.conf:
warning: "ProFTPD" address/port
That will suppress those messages from showing up in the Logwatch emails.
With best regards
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