Understanding ProFTP Startup


I have ProFTP installed and I am offering FTP to several virtual domains. I am currently a bit confused about ProFTP’s configuration and startup, as I encountered the following:

  • ProFTP is configured to start at boot time

  • System Information showed that ProFTPd is not running

  • ProFTP module also said it is not running

  • Starting ProFTP over the module said, that it is running, System Information still shows ProFTP not running

  • Stopping ProFTP in the module and starting it in the System Information (Status) says that it is running

It seems that my configuration is somehow messed up. I would expect to configure ProFTP in the module and that the System Information shows the correct status.

Any idea what goes wrong here?