More ProFTP

Sergey Zaharchenko doublef at
Wed Apr 28 21:02:11 PDT 2004

On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 08:40:20PM -0700,
 Jason Suplizio probably wrote:
> Hi all,
> Thanks for all your help. Unfortunately, the ftp service is still not
> starting up.  Based on your advice, I've done the following:
> Added this to the top of /etc/inetd.conf
> 1) ftp     stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/local/libexec/proftpd
>  ftpd -l
> 2) changed the  /usr/local/etc/proftpd.conf
> "AuthPAMAuthoritative            off"
> 3) changed /usr/local/etc/proftpd.conf
> "ServerType                      inetd "
> 3) Forwarded port 21 and 20
> 4) Enabled passive ports in my /usr/local/etc/proftpd.conf
> "PassivePorts 52300 52323"
> 5) everything looks fine in /etc/pam.d/ftpd --> although this shouldn't be
> relative since we disabled it
> So, not starting up when I reboot and if I try to start it on the command
> line
> [suplizio at dakota:/usr/local/libexec] $ sudo ./proftpd start
> - fatal: Socket operation on non-socket
> - (Running from command line? Use `ServerType
> standalone' in config file!).

Sorry for hijacking the thread, but you're trying to start the daemon in
standalone mode, while you also have inetd listening on the same port to
launch the ftpd once a connection has been established.

You shouldn't have to run the `proftpd start' command if you've set up
inetd. Try `ftp localhost', and inetd should launch the server (if your
inetd setup is correct).

You have the body of a 19 year old.  Please return it before it gets
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