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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2004 7:36 pm    Post subject: vsftpd FTP server connection problem Reply with quote

If, like me you suddenly find that your vsftpd FTP server can no longer be reached after some
Code:
emerge -u world
it may well be that this problem can easily be solved. Note: this tip applies to starting up vsftpd from xinetd only!

For some reason the default for vsftpd's configuration file is set to the brandnew IPv6 standard. If, like 99% of the world, you use IPv4, vsfptd refuses to build the socket. Fortunately, the solution is very simple. In the file /etc/xinetd.d/vsftpd you must change a line. The default contents of this file are commented out and replaced as follows:
Code:
# default: off
# description: Vsftpd is an FTP server, designed to be secure.
# $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo-x86/net-ftp/vsftpd/files/vsftpd.xinetd.ipv6,v 1.1 2003/04/06 20:22:00 gmsoft Exp $
 
service ftp
{
        socket_type     = stream
        wait            = no
        user            = root
        server          = /usr/sbin/vsftpd
        server_args     = /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf
        log_on_success  += DURATION USERID
        log_on_failure  += USERID
        nice            = 10
        disable         = no
#       disable         = yes
        flags           = IPv4
#       flags           = IPv6
}
The first commented line is self-explanatory and has nothing to do with this tip. The second commented line specifies the default socket to be an IPv6 service, if available. However, on my system I only use IPv4.
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