Article ID: 1025, created on Oct 6, 2008, last review on May 11, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 10.x for Linux
  • Plesk 9.x for Linux/Unix
  • Plesk 8.x for Linux/Unix


Please, check what superserver is used in the system. If you run xinetd you should create a configuration file for FTP service because by default Plesk deb package configures proftpd with inetd.

The following line will be added to your /etc/inetd.conf file:

ftp stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd in.proftpd

If you are indeed using xinetd you will have to convert the above into the /etc/xinetd.conf format and add it manually. See /usr/share/doc/xinetd/README.Debian for more information.

So, you should create /etc/xinetd.d/ftp_psa like:

service ftp
disable = no
socket_type = stream
protocol = tcp
wait = no
user = root
instances = UNLIMITED
server = /usr/sbin/in.proftpd
server_args = -c /etc/proftpd.conf

and restart xinetd with

/etc/init.d/xinetd restart

After that ftp should work.

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