[ubuntu] vsftpd setup "Server unexpectedly closed network connection"

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http://ubuntuforums.org – My goal is to run a small secure ftp service for virtual users on an Ubuntu 12.04 EC2 server. I've followed the guide and exposed the necessary ports. When I started the service I didn't get an error message and nothing appeared in the error log or in the syslog but the service failed to start: Code: ~/vsfptd $ sudo service vsftpd start vsftpd start/running, process 16103 ~/vsfptd $ sudo netstat -lpn | grep -E ":21|:990|:20" ~/vsfptd $ I knew something was probably up with the configuration but what? Here is what I did: Invoking vsftpd directly on the configurati (Hardware)