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Old 07-03-2002, 09:38 AM   #1
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Xinetd to run vsftpd?

I heard that vsftpd is a pretty good and secure alternative to wu-ftp so I did a quick up2date vsftpd and got it installed on my machine. Problem is, I have never installed any programs that require xinetd to run. I have been trying to read through th doc and I am no where? Can you help me? the reason I want to setup a ftp server is for my personal use (intranet) and not really for outside access. Is this even the best way?

Old 07-03-2002, 12:15 PM   #2
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You need a file in /etc/xinetd.d called ftp.
You need the following information in said file:

service ftp
        disable                 = no
        flags                   = REUSE
        socket_type             = stream
        wait                    = no
        user                    = root
        server                  = /path/to/server/binary
        log_on_success          += DURATION USERID
        log_on_failure          += USERID
        nice                    = 10
Then restart xinetd from the command line:

#> kill -HUP `head -1 /var/run/`
Old 01-29-2003, 09:40 PM   #3
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I'm trying to use wu-ftp for anonymous access with xinetd and I have read docs and man's but I cannot find out how to start the server.
Old 01-30-2003, 01:45 AM   #4
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Originally posted by MikeT
I'm trying to use wu-ftp for anonymous access with xinetd and I have read docs and man's but I cannot find out how to start the server.
wu-ftpd in RHL 7.2 is an xinetd controlled service. to have it working, you need to:

1. enable it in the wu-ftpd file under /etc/xinetd.d/ or via chkconfig command (as root):

/sbin/chkconfig wu-ftpd on

2. restart xinetd:

/sbin/service xinetd restart

via chkconfig - the xinetd service is automatically started. now, if u are monitorin the ftp daemon, u would only see it when there is an ftp connection.



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