New Install + Restore = FTP Issues?

Long story short I did a fresh install of virtualmin on Debian 6.0.6 x86 and I restored my sites and settings from a backup. After the backup though, FTP was not shown as an option. (look at the attached pictures)
Its almost like the install of virtualmin did not install FTP properly.

The current sites have FTP access, but im afraid if I add any more accounts then FTP will not work at all. How can I fix this? Thanks


What output do you receive if you run these commands:

ps auxw | grep ftp netstat -anlp | grep :21

Sure thing!

root@srv:~# ps auxw | grep ftp proftpd 16455 0.0 0.0 7644 1660 ? Ss Oct27 0:00 proftpd: (accepting connections) root 22000 0.0 0.0 3308 780 pts/0 S+ 16:39 0:00 grep ftp root@srv:~# netstat -anlp | grep :21 tcp6 0 0 :::21 :::* LISTEN 16455/proftpd: (acc root@srv:~#


Well, with ProFTPd running, and being able to log in as a user over FTP – that means you’d be able to log in over FTP as any user with a valid shell.

Now, as for why Virtualmin doesn’t show it running? That’s a fine question!

If you go into Webmin -> Servers -> Proftpd -> Module Config -> System Customization, what is “Path to ProFTPD PID file” set to? And then, does that particular file exist?

If it does exist, what are the contents of the file?


Thanks for the help.


and code:

root@srv:~# cat /var/run/

any more ideas?