make sure another ftp server isn't currently enabled through xinetd
from command line: netstat -tpa | grep ftp
if ftp is shown, another server is running, so you'll have to disable this before you can then enable vsftpd to run. i had the same problem when i initially installed vsftpd. i searched for available ftp servers on my system and found that gssftp was enabled. I edited the file /etc/xinetd.d/gssftp to change disable = no to disable = yes.. this should help..
what version of linux are you running? what is your vsftpd.conf file look like?
also, the command: /bin_location/service vsftpd restart will always say that the restart failed since it was never started..
Last edited by serksimper; 08-11-2005 at 08:18 AM.