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Old 06-24-2005, 11:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy vsftpd inetd -> xinetd

comfortable Slackware-user 'turned' Gentoo, here's my story:

i've got vsftp up and running smoothly on Slackware 10.1 through inetd
when i emerged vsftpd from Gentoo it merged xinetd instead of inetd

i thought, no problem, i don't mind rewriting some config files if it keeps me up to date.

it was a bit of a downer to find out the standard vsftpd-xinetd config was not working..
however, the strangest thing happened: i can get vsftp working though my old inetd config file using the `xinetd -d -inetd_compat` switch, but when i change the xinetd config file so that it creates the exact same output when running xinetd in debugging mode, it still won't work properly. [lftp with 'debug 5' gives: **** Socket error (Connection refused)]

i can provide the xinetd.conf, xinetd.d/vsftp and inetd.conf but i think the problems lies in the fact that the different types of config files are handled differently by xinetd, beyond what is visible in the debug output even. maybe someone has shared some of my experiences?

add: perhaps i was too quick to finish this post, let me paint a more vivid picture of the problem:
the service starts, and generates the same output with the xinetd-vsftpd-config as with the inetd-config, but when i actually try to connect this line is printed in the debug window:
05/6/27@03:36:14: DEBUG: 6707 {check_pipe} Got signal 17 (Child exited)

so it's a 'Signal 17'-prob i got going, maybe that rings a bell to someone

Last edited by slackster; 06-26-2005 at 06:42 PM.
Old 06-26-2005, 01:34 PM   #2
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could you provide xinetd config file?

i've got something like that and it works fine
service ftp
        socket_type             = stream
        wait                    = no
        user                    = root
        server                  = /usr/sbin/vsftpd
        nice                    = 10
        disable                 = no
Old 06-26-2005, 05:37 PM   #3
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the config files..

ftp stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd vsftpd

service ftp
disable = yes
id = ftp
socket_type = stream
wait = no
user = 0
groups = yes
server = /usr/sbin/tcpd
server_args = vsftpd
only_from = all

standard Gentoo provided:

service vsftpd
socket_type = stream
wait = no
user = root
server = /usr/sbin/vsftpd
server_args = /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf
log_on_success += DURATION USERID
log_on_failure += USERID
nice = 10
disable = yes
flags = IPv6

add: with inetd i was used to not-running vsftpd as a daemon, but it seems xinetd requires me to. i updated the vsftpd.conf now and am able to do:
`/usr/sbin/vsftpd /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf` successfully. however, running from xinetd still gives me the 'signal 17' upon listing the directory contents..

Last edited by slackster; 06-26-2005 at 08:10 PM.


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