Hi Everyone,

Running into an error with ProFTP, getting the following errors:

  • warning: AuthPAMAuthoritative is deprecated
  • getaddrinfo ‘’ error: Name or service not known
  • warning: unable to determine IP address of ‘
  • error: no valid servers configured
  • Fatal: error processing configuration file ‘/etc/proftpd.conf’

Upon searching on the internet, I found the following:

What’s the contents of your /etc/hosts file? You must have your hostname associated with the IP address you’re using for this machine.
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The only thing in there is: localhost

Should I put:
my_ip_address my_hostname
I’ll go ahead and try it. Hope this works.
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So I hunted the “Host” file down and added “ localhost” and while it help to the fact that ProFTP started, I can’t log into any of my accounts via FTP.


Thanks in advance,