Running vsftpd standalone vs inetd

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Sun Mar 6 05:49:52 PST 2005

Pat Maddox <pergesu at> writes:

> Is it better to run vsftpd standalone or using inetd?  A friend of
> mine told me that it's more secure to do it standalone, and apparently
> that's the recommended method now.

Somewhat, yes.  A lot of people don't trust inetd at all, and most of
its advantages can be overcome by just buying a little more memory.

> If that's the case, how do I go about getting vsftpd to run when the
> machine boots up?  It doesn't look like there's a vsftpd_enable that I
> can use, like I can with other services.

No, looks like you'll have to write your own startup script.
No big deal -- just look at "man rc".

Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area

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