Quick Fix: Plesk Fatal error processing configuration file ‘/etc/proftpd.conf’

I was unable to connect to FTP service on plesk server while xinetd service was running fine on the server on port 21. When I was trying to connect to FTP I was getting below error

proftpd[16708]: error: no valid servers configured

proftpd[16708]: Fatal: error processing configuration file '/etc/proftpd.conf'

To check if proftp configuration is correct you will need to run below command on plesk server

proftpd --configtest

This will show if there is any error in FTP configuration

Checking syntax of configuration 

fileproftpd[20076]: warning: unable to determine IP address of 'hostname.tld'

proftpd[20076]: error: no valid servers configured

proftpd[20076]: Fatal: error processing configuration file '/etc/proftpd.conf'

This means server hostname was not able to resolve. Make the entry in /etc/hosts file in format SERVER_IP SERVER_HOSTNAME  and this should fix the issue.

 

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