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Old 04-27-2003, 02:39 PM   #1
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vsftpd - Why is it trying to start at boot?

When I start my Linux box, after xinetd and ntp start, I see

starting vsftpd for vsftpd

Why? I do not have a vsftpd file in /etc/xinetd.d

What else would be causing it to show starting vsftpd at boot?

If I go do ps -ef | grep vsftpd

after login, it is running. I just don't understand why.

Also, I still have listen=YES in vsftpd.conf, so I didn't think that xinetd would be able to start it unless I had that set to NO?

My goal was to get it running at startup, but now I am not clear as to how it is starting.

Old 04-28-2003, 12:54 AM   #2
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vsftpd is almost certainly setup as a service to start at boot. Select "services" from your menu and you can unset unwanted services so they do not start at boot.
Old 04-28-2003, 10:44 PM   #3
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You are correct. I figured this out yesterday after more poking around. Thanks bulliver. I guess what I don't understand yet though is are there several places that it looks to start things? So, all the services, all the items in xinetd.d, etc.? Since there were some options I could set in xinetd.d if I created a vsftpd file there, how are those "like" options set when it is run by the Services?

When running via xinetd.d, I could set the options below.

# vsftpd is the secure FTP server.
service ftp
disable = no
socket_type = stream
wait = no
user = root
server = /usr/local/sbin/vsftpd
per_source = 5
instances = 200
no_access =
banner_fail = /etc/vsftpd.busy_banner
log_on_success += PID HOST DURATION
log_on_failure += HOST



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