can't connect to ftp server

Marty Landman MLandman at
Tue Feb 17 13:33:22 PST 2004

At 03:27 PM 2/17/2004, Matthew Seaman wrote:
>On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 02:48:14PM -0500, Marty Landman wrote:
> >
> > # 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


Something related which I'd like to understand Matthew. I don't know what 
the base install ftpd is as

# /usr/libexec/ftpd -V
ftpd: illegal option -- V
ftpd: unknown flag -V ignored
# /usr/libexec/ftpd -v

However I installed wu-ftpd from the ports yesterday and it's in 
/usr/local/libexec/ftpd so I changed /etc/inetd.conf accordingly and then did

  kill -HUP `cat /var/run/`

and for laughs (or developing the understanding now that navigating unix is 
similar to driving in New Jersey) I tried ftp'g into my box w/o first 
(starting) inetd and I got in, and ps -ax showed inetd running as well. Yet 
I don't see in the man pages for inetd(8) where any of these options imply 
automatic restart.

Anyhow thanks much. On to my next bonehead problem.

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