> This system has worked flawlessly for years. Suddenly yesterday the
> server would not respond to FTP client requests.


Software doesn't change its behavior suddenly; _something_ changed on your
system which caused this behavior. Did you upgrade any core libraries?
Apply any patches?

> It would start a new process for each connection and then hang until the
> processor was overwhelmed and the server restarted.


What does proftpd debug logging show?

http://www.castaglia.org/proftpd/doc...Debugging.html

TJ

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