new user questions. (Before I back myself into a corner!)

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Wed Nov 24 08:10:54 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 08:41:17PM -0600, Kevin Kinsey wrote:
> >Have a FTP server, so I can automate some of the web page graphics 
> >updates, from other systems that generate the data, and can FTP files 
> >across the LAN, also of course for general web page maintenance needs.
> The base system ftpd is run from inetd, a "super server" which can serve
> several small protocols.  Have a look at /etc/inetd.conf.  The first "real" 
> line:
> #ftp     stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/libexec/ftpd       ftpd -l
>    Uncomment that (remove the 'hash'), and save it (you'll have to be root
> again, of course).

An easier solutions would be to enable the ftp server in standalone
mode via /etc/rc.conf:


Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
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 worry than work."                                     - Robert Frost

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