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Old 04-24-2003, 03:07 PM   #1
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proftpd question


everytime i reboot the machine, i have to manually start proftpd what do i have to do for it to automaticly start?

thanks in advance
 
Old 04-24-2003, 03:11 PM   #2
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What distro are you using?
 
Old 04-24-2003, 03:57 PM   #3
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The simplest way to do this is simply put the command to start proftpd in your /etc/rc.local file.
 
Old 04-24-2003, 07:26 PM   #4
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The simplest way to do this is simply put the command to start proftpd in your /etc/rc.local file.
btw that doesn't work: (

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Old 04-24-2003, 09:04 PM   #5
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any1?
 
Old 04-25-2003, 10:38 AM   #6
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if you use xinetd, place a file called proftpd in your /etc/xinetd.d directory.
Out the following in this file:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
service ftp
{
disable = no
flags = REUSE
socket_type = stream
wait = no
user = root
server = /usr/sbin/in.proftpd
log_on_success += DURATION USERID
log_on_failure += USERID
nice = 10
}

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Next, in your /etc/proftpd.conf (if its not already done) change the servertype to inetd instead of standalone:

ServerType inetd



restart xinetd: service xinetd restart

thats it.. Next time you boot, proftpd should automatically be started, and start a daemon on request.

Good luck
 
Old 04-25-2003, 07:39 PM   #7
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nope it doesn't work aswell
 
Old 04-25-2003, 08:19 PM   #8
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I'm having a similar problem... even though I know how to start it up in inetd... I would like to try it out on xinetd...

I have a xinetd folder... and it has one thing in it... but when I try the "service xinetd restart" command... it says unreconized service... so there is no xinetd starting up...

How would I get it to start up?
 
Old 04-25-2003, 09:03 PM   #9
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KillerCheeto try the debug mode see what error message u get
type this: proftpd -n -d2
but normally the command "proftpd start" its ok

Argg I can't get it to automaticly start up :'( bohoo
 
Old 04-25-2003, 09:36 PM   #10
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<repeat>

Which distro...

</repeat>

Cool
 
Old 04-26-2003, 08:36 PM   #11
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I use Redhat Distro
Check in the /etc/rc.d/init.d folder, is there's a file xinetd ??
It should be there...

I have proftpd running fine, and automatically at boot. However, I did have the same problem... It was a problem with proftpd itself, check the log files (messages) for any errors...
 
Old 07-13-2003, 07:59 PM   #12
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autoboot

and how is it done for a standalone ?
 
Old 07-13-2003, 08:13 PM   #13
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It depends on your distro, but you can usually find an rc.local file on any distro. If you place the full path to the proftpd binary (/usr/sbin/proftpd probably) that file will execute it during startup. You can verify it's running by using:
ps aux | grep ftp
And it should reveal proftpd and it's pid.

Cool
 
Old 07-17-2003, 08:02 AM   #14
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aha thx


so you can compare rc.local with the win.ini file of windows i guess
 
Old 07-17-2003, 09:09 AM   #15
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If I knew windoze I could tell ya Lucky for me I didn't waste my time mastering it, figured out how worthwhile my time would be spent learning something better, and bam! I'm here

But yeah, likely it is

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