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Old 02-18-2007, 06:58 PM   #1
slee97070
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How do you switch from proftpd to vsftpd?


We want to switch but how do we stop proftpd so vsftpd can start?
 
Old 02-18-2007, 07:49 PM   #2
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Disclaimer: I'm not an expert.

If proftp is being started by inetd (I believe this would be the default) I think it should be as simple as editing /etc/inetd.conf and changing the following lines:

Code:
# Very Secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server.
#ftp     stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/sbin/tcpd  vsftpd
#
# Professional File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server.
ftp     stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/sbin/tcpd  proftpd
#
to this:

Code:
# Very Secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server.
ftp     stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/sbin/tcpd  vsftpd
#
# Professional File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server.
#ftp     stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/sbin/tcpd  proftpd
#
and then running:

Code:
/etc/rc.inetd restart
 
Old 02-18-2007, 07:55 PM   #3
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What xflow7 suggested is correct for starting vsftp, but it may or may not stop proftp. You could find the PID of proftp with
Code:
ps -e
and then kill the process
 
Old 02-19-2007, 03:36 AM   #4
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Once you make those changes to your /etc/inetd.conf file, you can kill proftp and start vsftp by killing and restarting inted.

The easiest way to do that IMO is to use the slack scripts.

As root:
# /etc/rc.d/rc.inetd restart
 
  


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