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  1. #1

    vsftpd and ntp (cap_set_proc) problem

    I'm having this strange problem with vsftpd. It used to run flawlessly until one day i did "apt-get upgrade". Now when I try to log in my ftp server, i got this:
    [david@blah ~]$ ncftp -u david localhost
    NcFTP 3.1.8 (Jul 10, 2004) by Mike Gleason (
    Connecting to
    (vsFTPd 1.2.1)
    Logging in...
    Password requested by for user "david".
        Please specify the password.
    Password: *************
    Unexpected response: OOPS: cap_set_proc
    OOPS: cap_set_proc
    Sleeping 20 seconds...
    Now, I realized that my ntp doesn't work either. Everytime it synchronizes with the time servers, it'll fail. I checked the /var/log/ntp.log file and it says:
    3 Sep 12:04:44 ntpd[4426]: cap_set_proc failed.
    So now it seems it's all about this cap_set_proc thing. What the hell is it anyway? I couldn't find any clue on google. Would anyone please shed some light? Thanks.

  2. #2
    Just a followup of what I did. Now the problem was solved by installing the kernel-2.6.8-1.521. I was using kernel-2.6.7-1.437.1.ll.rhfc2.ccrma. So it's definitely because of the kernel.

  3. #3

    Missing kernel module I think


    I had this problem too, but then i inserted this kernel module

    modprobe capability

    and my problems went away. You new kernel probably has it in by default.

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