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Old 04-10-2005, 07:57 PM   #1
Martin Strand
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Hi, I've been messing around to get an ftp server running. I first installed a few debian packages but then decided to compile my own pure-ftpd. But I can't start it:
pure-ftpd -e &
/www/bin/pureftpd/sbin# Unable to start a standalone server: Address already in use
Obviously, one of the first packages told inet.d to start another ftpd on all port 21 connections. Thing is, that ftpd has been removed:
telnet localhost 21
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
/usr/sbin/pure-ftpd-wrapper: Couldn't examine directory /etc/pure-ftpd/conf: No such file or directory
Connection closed by foreign host.
So, how do I make inet.d release my ftp port and leave it to my standalone pure-ftpd?

Old 04-10-2005, 08:23 PM   #2
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Is there are file for pure-ftpd in the directory /etc/init.d ? If so, 1st you could stop that with a root command. the command is

/etc/init.d/pure-ftpd stop

That should stop the ftp server.

In looking at the inet.d, I don't have that in my debian sarge system. Its all under a file called inetd.conf in the /etc directory. So I probably can't help on that one. In my file it does have a line though that says:


It looks like that would start it, but I don't know on your system. Maybe you just need to change the path to point to your own compiled version instead (ie /home/myhome/pure-ftpd-wrapper). Good luck


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