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I am relatively new to linux and am running centos 5.3 on my VPS. I manage my ftp users via lxadmin - The ftp server that my vps is running is pure-ftpd I believe however recently it has stopped working. Could someone tell me how to restart this service. I have tried running

 /usr/sbin/pure-ftpd restart

But this seems to have no effect. I may be wrong. Any solutions would be greatly appreciated.

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You can use:

/etc/init.d/pure-ftpd restart


service pure-ftpd restart
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When I run this command I get FAILED - Is there a way to show why it's failing? –  Malachi Sep 24 '09 at 18:37
check error messages with: tail -f /var/log/messages –  HD. Sep 24 '09 at 18:40
I think it's to do with when I ran yum update it updated pure-ftpd - 1.0.20-32.i386 to pure-ftpd-1.0.21-1.el5.rf.i386 which might have messed with the config file or something. –  Malachi Sep 24 '09 at 18:47
I see, I think is a weird issue with pure-ftpd running on a CentOS VPS. Take a look at this link achmadz.blogspot.com/2009/08/… for more information about it. –  HD. Sep 24 '09 at 20:13
Thanks you so much! spent ages on this problem and was debating switching from pure-ftpd because of it! cheers for the advice :) –  Malachi Sep 24 '09 at 22:21

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