On Tue, 17 Feb 2004, 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
>
> >If it is running, did you restart it after editing the configuration file?
>
> yes
>
> >To make inetd(8) start automatically on reboots add this to /etc/rc.conf:
> >
> >     inetd_enable="YES"
>
> # cat /etc/rc.conf | fgrep inetd
> inetd_enable="YES"
>
> >You might want to tweak inetd's runtime flags something like the following:
> >
> >     inetd_flags="-wWl -R 1024 -c 128"
>
> pretty generous for my little office, did it
>
> >In order to make inetd(8) reread it's config file:
> >
> >     # kill -HUP `cat /var/run/inetd.pid`
>
> ok
>
> >You should now see something listening on port 21
>
> No. But I do see this on /var/log/messages
>
> inetd[20482]: start: No such file or directory
>

killall -9 inetd

inetd

telnet 0 21

there is nothing more to it. all as root.

m


> I assumed it was running because it showed up in top and ps -ax, but I
> guess it really didn't because of this failure on attempting to start?
>
> Yet I can ssh into the box, and sftp in too. None of which shows on the
> /var/log/messages -- I guess because inetd isn't running; now I can see
> sshd and sftp-server running on `top`.
>
> >if you still can't connect by FTP, double check your firewall rules
> >(remember that FTP uses both ports 20 and 21) and /etc/hosts.allow.
>
> # cat /etc/rc.conf|fgrep secure
> kern_securelevel_enable="NO"
> # cat /etc/rc.conf | fgrep firewall
> firewall_enable="no"
>
> # cat /etc/hosts.allow | fgrep ftp
> # Provide a small amount of protection for ftpd
> ftpd : localhost : allow
> ftpd : .nice.guy.example.com : allow
> ftpd : .evil.cracker.example.com : deny
> ftpd : ALL : allow
>
>
> So does the problem appear to be that inetd isn't able to start? Why is it
> that I get so totally lost before finding out where I'm going? :)
>
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