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I need to do this through the command line (SSH). Tried:

/etc/init.d/proftpd restart
service ftpd restart
service proftpd restart
/usr/sbin/proftpd restart

They all show unrecognised or invalid option errors.

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It runs under xinetd in plesk

/etc/init.d/xinetd restart

that should restart it

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Will that restart the whole web stack though? I'm slightly nervous about doing that because it hasn't been touched in a couple of yearrs. – user69904 May 12 '11 at 14:02
ok then, Have a look in /etc/xinet.d/ftp_psa for details on what it is calling – Nick Downton May 12 '11 at 15:22
That file doesn't exist, could it have a different name? – user69904 May 13 '11 at 8:54
if you look in /etc/xinetd.conf, that should show you what directory it is looking in for starting services. One of them should be ftp like. – Nick Downton May 13 '11 at 16:21

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