[svlug] Shucks on vsftpd

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Sun Nov 30 10:35:56 PST 2003

On Sun, 30 Nov 2003, Greg Larkin wrote:

> At 01:06 PM 11/30/2003, Karl Larsen wrote:
> >         I am about to give up on ever getting anything working. I
> >thought it would be simple when I found in /etc/rd.d/inet.d/ the file
> >vsftpd in this directory. But then my hope was dashed by looking at the
> >file. It is a great complex bash file with absolutely NO idea what to
> >change so it will load the vsftpd demon! Here is the file:
> >
> ...deleted...
> >         I include this file so you experts who can read it *MIGHT*
> >figure out what to do to make this thing start when inet runs. This is
> >just too complex for me. There seems to be no simple ftp demon!
> >
> >
> >--
> >
> >                - Karl Larsen k5di Las Cruces,NM Az ScQRPions -
> >
> >
> Karl,
> All that file is for is to start up vsftpd when the machine starts - you 
> don't need to change it.  All you need to change is the 
> /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf for your own environment.  You can then start/stop 
> the daemon manually with these commands (as root):
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/vsftpd start
> /etc/rc.d/init.d/vsftpd stop

	Thanks Greg I forgot that step! But it doesn't work of course! 
Here is what I get:

[root at bucket init.d]# vsftpd start
500 OOPS: vsftpd: cannot open specified config file
[root at bucket init.d]#

	The dam file is there I think. It's in /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf 
and I read it. It's there!

> If you want to start up vsftpd when the machine starts, just run 
> /usr/sbin/ntsysv and scroll down to the vsftpd entry.  Hit the spacebar to 
> select it for auto-start, then click "OK".  The daemon will be started at 
> next reboot.
> Regards,
> Greg
> ----
> Greg Larkin
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               - Karl Larsen k5di Las Cruces,NM Az ScQRPions -

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