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Sorry for the newb factor but I'm trying to set up a server using this guide:

http://www.intac.net/build-your-own-server/

I'm at the end of step 5 and when I try to restart proftp I get the following error message

me@me-desktop:~$ sudo service proftpd restart
 * Stopping ftp server proftpd                                                                       [ OK ] 
 * Starting ftp server proftpd
 Fatal: unknown configuration directive 'DisplayFirstChdir' on line 22 of '/etc/proftpd/proftpd.conf'
                                                                                                     [fail]

Any clues on how to change line 22?

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The DisplayFirstChdir directive is deprecated. Comment it out and try again.

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Thanks sir, shall I comment out the following code? <Directory> #DenyAll TransferRate RETR 50 <Limit WRITE> DenyAll </Limit> </Directory> –  user784637 Nov 14 '11 at 10:33
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This code make your ftp server is read-only. Also comment it out if you want to allow your users to upload. There's no need to find HOWTO anywhere, just read the document in the homepage first. –  quanta Nov 14 '11 at 10:42
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