Originally posted by explorer
If you haven't got this one answered yet, I add things that I want to start up on boot to the bottom of the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file......
I used to do the same but with this recent Fedora Core 2 install I did, I started using the scripts in /etc/rcX.d, for the various runlevels.
So, if there is a script for the ftp service in /etc/init.d (like for vsftpd it's /etc/init.d/vsftpd), then create a /etc/rc3.d/Snnvsftpd file like this:
# cd /etc/rc3.d
# ln -s ../init.d/vsftpd S80vsftpd
Then when the system boots, you'll see the "Staring vsftpd" message like with every other daemon that starts. Then add a similar link in /etc/rc6.d so it will be cleanly stopped when the system is shut down.