Problem with xinetd

Knute Johnson knute2009 at
Thu Jan 29 00:02:27 UTC 2009

Smoot Carl-Mitchell wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-01-28 at 14:16 -0800, Knute Johnson wrote:
>> # 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
>> }
> The server_args parameter is the command line options passed to vsftpd
> and not the configuration file pathname.

I got that from the net somewhere.

   If you remove that line, it
> should work.  Your vsftpd.conf file should have the listen=YES line
> commented out.  That option enables the server in standalone mode.
> xinetd logs to /var/log/daemon.log.  You should see any error messages
> there.

I wondered why I wasn't finding any messages.  I'm used to Fedora and 
there are a lot of subtle differences with U.  I found lots of error 
messages but part of the problem was a left over /etc/inetd.conf file. 
Removing that, and using the IP instead of the domain name in the 
hosts.allow fixed it up.

Thanks very much for the help.


Knute Johnson

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

   H.L. Mencken

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