Problem with xinetd

Knute Johnson knute2009 at
Wed Jan 28 22:16:46 UTC 2009

Smoot Carl-Mitchell wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-01-28 at 13:28 -0800, Knute Johnson wrote:
>> Smoot Carl-Mitchell wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2009-01-28 at 12:09 -0800, Knute Johnson wrote:
>>>> Ray Leventhal wrote:
>>>>> Knute Johnson wrote:
>>>>>> I'm trying to configure xinetd to control access to my vsftp server.  I 
>>>>>> installed xinetd, I put the config file in /etc/xinetd.d and I started 
>>>>>> xinetd.  Only it won't start vsftpd.  Anybody know of a detailed (read 
>>>>>> that for idiots) installation and setup instructions?
>>> Be sure you do not have inetd running.  I believe it is the default
>>> superserver in Ubuntu.  xinetd is a replacement for inetd.  
>> It's not running and it wasn't installed.
> Send me the vsftpd stanza you have installed.

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

Copied from /usr/share/doc/vsftpd/EXAMPLE/INTERNET_SITE/vsftpd.xinetd
and modified slightly.


Knute Johnson

"The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge 
to rule."

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