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Bruce Jin
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There is a /usr/sbin/in.ftpd on my system. This seems indicate that I have ftp. How do I start ftp server? I don’t see a /etc/inetd.conf file on my box.
When I try to ftp to my Linux, I get connection refused message. I can always ping my Linux though.
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Guy Allard
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Hi Bruce - The MD distro probably comes with xinetd, not inetd. Check for the file /etc/xinetd.conf. Then look in the directory /etc/xinetd.d. See the man pages for details on all that.
When you get an ftp daemon up and running, remember that (by default) you cannot use the 'root' userid. FTP (by default) does not allow this, becuase the protocol puts the password on the wire in clear.
The 'connection refused' message could mean the daemon was not running but it could also mean your wall is rejecting/dropping those IP packets. As a last resort, check your wall configuration.
Hope this gets you started.
Regards, Guy
[ February 14, 2002: Message edited by: Guy Allard ]
 
Bruce Jin
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Thanks Guy!
I installed a few things from CD and now I can ftp from other PCs. I think the job is proftpd.
Bruce
 
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