Proftp [SOLVED]

Robert Storey y2kbug at
Wed Feb 25 21:51:00 PST 2004

Thanks to those who responded. Manually creating the directory
/var/run/proftpd did indeed solve the problem, and yes, the man page is
incorrect as it suggests /var/run/run/proftpd.

best regards,

On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 09:25:19 -0500
Paul Mather <paul at> wrote:

> The problem with the port is that it does not create the default
> directory in which the scoreboard file is created.  The man page that
> is installed is also apparently incorrect.  The correct default
> directory is /var/run/proftpd.  If you create that directory, the port
> should run happily with the default proftpd.conf file.
> Alternatively, as someone else suggested, you can explicitly set the
> scoreboard file to be stored in a known existing directory (e.g.,
> /var/run) via the "ScoreboardFile" directive in proftpd.conf.
> You don't need to create the scoreboard file itself.  It will be
> created when proftpd starts up (so long as the directory in which it
> is supposed to reside exists).
> Cheers,
> Paul.

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