ProFTPD question

Jeremy Utley jeremy at
Tue Dec 21 15:38:45 PST 2004

Randy McMurchy wrote:

> Hi all,
> Noted in the ProFTPD instructions:
> --localstatedir=/var/run: This uses /var/run instead of /usr/var for 
> lock files.
> Does anyone use ProFTPD and can confirm that only lock files are being
> installed in /var/run? There's a bug in BZ:
> that mentions
> pid files, but I don't know for sure.
> If anyone can provide definitive information about this we should either:
> 1. Change the book to reflect "run-time variable data" instead of "lock
> files".
> 2. Change the localstatedir to /var/lock.
> Additionally, it seems like the aforementioned bug could be closed fairly
> easily if someone can provide information about what is being installed
> in /var/run.
> TIA.
On My server, I have, as well as a directory called 
"proftpd" that contains the scoreboard file.


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