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Old 06-22-2005, 12:33 AM   #1
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FTP question.

I'm trying to run an FTP server using vsftpd. When I type in vsftpd /etc/vsftpd.conf in the terminal I get the following output:
500 OOPS: vsftpd: not configured for standalone, must be started from inetd
I have edited /etc/vsftpd.conf so vasftpd can run standalone and I still get that message.

And when I type
ftp localhost
I get
ftp: connect: Connection Refused
I don't know what to do at this point and vsftpd tutorial haven't helped me very much. I would greatly appreciate any help.
Old 06-22-2005, 01:57 AM   #2
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If you get a connection refused, then vsftpd is not running. Try running this as root:

/etc/init.d/vsftpd start

then FTP localhost. If you are still having problems with vsftp, I heavily recommend proFTPd. It has plenty of tutorials around and it's quite simple too...

Old 06-26-2005, 09:14 PM   #3
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sorry for the late reply but I was out of town and didn't have access to the Internet.
I tried running /etc/init.d/vsftpd start under root and it didn't work. I would really like to make vsftpd work. I don't have an init.d folder in /etc
Thanks for you reply and again, any help would be greatly appreciated.


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