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VSFTPD Service is not Starting because it Cannot Read Certificate (Doc ID 2636082.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 20, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

The vsftpd service will not start

# systemctl start vsftpd
● vsftpd.service - Vsftpd ftp daemon
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/vsftpd.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mi 2019-09-25 12:40:07 CEST; 8s ago
Process: 5962 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/vsftpd /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf (code=exited, status=2)
Main PID: 1126 (code=killed, signal=TERM)
Sep 25 12:40:07 <hostname> systemd[1]: Starting Vsftpd ftp daemon...
Sep 25 12:40:07 <hostname> systemd[1]: vsftpd.service: control process exited, code=exited status=2
Sep 25 12:40:07 <hostname> systemd[1]: Failed to start Vsftpd ftp daemon.
Sep 25 12:40:07 <hostname> systemd[1]: Unit vsftpd.service entered failed state.
Sep 25 12:40:07 <hostname> systemd[1]: vsftpd.service failed.

 

 

The following errors are seen in the messages file:

Sep 25 12:40:07 <hostname> systemd[1]: Starting Vsftpd ftp daemon...
Sep 25 12:40:07 <hostname> systemd[1]: vsftpd.service: control process exited, code=exited status=2
Sep 25 12:40:07 <hostname> systemd[1]: Failed to start Vsftpd ftp daemon.
Sep 25 12:40:07 <hostname> systemd[1]: Unit vsftpd.service entered failed state.
Sep 25 12:40:07 <hostname> systemd[1]: vsftpd.service failed.

 

Changes

 A new Certificate file was created and added to the /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf configuration file.

Cause

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