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Starting the VSFTPD Service fails (Doc ID 2524908.1)

Last updated on APRIL 15, 2021

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.7 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Trying to start the vsftpd service fails, with the below messages:

# service vsftpd restart

Shutting down vsftpd: [FAILED]
Starting vsftpd for vsftpd: [FAILED]


THe following errors are seen in the sys logs.

Mar 14 11:40:59 <hostname> xinetd[2252]: EXIT: ftp status=0 pid=29183 duration=94(sec)
Mar 14 12:24:29 <hostname> ftpd[29144]: User orabis timed out after 900 seconds at Thu Mar 14 12:24:29 2019
Mar 14 12:24:29 <hostname> xinetd[2252]: EXIT: ftp status=1 pid=29144 duration=2782(sec)
Mar 14 15:13:42 <hostname> xinetd[2331]: bind failed (Address already in use (errno = 98)). service = ftp
Mar 14 15:13:42 <hostname> xinetd[2331]: Service ftp failed to start and is deactivated.


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