can't connect to ftp server

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Tue Feb 17 12:27:29 PST 2004

On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 02:48:14PM -0500, Marty Landman wrote:
> At 01:25 PM 2/17/2004, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> >Kinda obvious, but is inetd(8) running at all?
> # ps -ax | fgrep inetd
> 20482  ??  Is     0:00.01 inetd start

Right -- this is where the problem is.  inetd(8) doesn't understand
'start' as a command line argument.  It's not like the startup scripts
in /usr/local/etc/rc.d -- those are wrappers that start the required
processes themselves, whereas inetd /is/ the required process itself.

Try this:

    # kill 20482
    # /usr/bin/inetd -wWl -R 1024 -c 128

Then you should find your ftp service working OK.



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                       26 The Paddocks
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