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  1. #1

    proftp and xinetd

    Hi, I have proftpd running as a standalone application on my redhat 9 machine. I want to run this via xinetd now though.

    I altered the proftpd.conf file to say inetd instead of standalone for ServerType. That was the only change I made to that file. OK?

    I created a file in /etc/xinetd.d/ called proftpd and I put this stuff in that file:

    service ftp
    disable = no
    socket_type = stream
    wait = no
    user = root
    server = /usr/local/ftpd/sbin/proftpd
    nice = 10


    But now when i restart the xinetd server (by typing /etc/init.d/xinetd restart) it says it started but I can't ftp to which I could do perfectly fine when it was running as a standalone application.

    Any help? thanks.

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer jledhead's Avatar
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    Oct 2004
    North Carolina
    isn't there an /etc/xinetd.conf file that you need to edit, then restart xinetd

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