Starting the vsftpd Service
After you've installed the vsftpd package, you can start the FTP service by following these steps:
- Choose System → Administration → Services.
This brings up the Service Configuration tool.
- Select the vsftpd service.
You have to scroll through the list of services to find it.
- Click the Start button.
- Wait for the service to start.
It should take only a few seconds to start up. A dialog box confirming that the service has started will appear.
Whenever you make a change to any of the vsftpd configuration files, you should use the Service Configuration tool to restart the vsftpd service. You can also start the vsftpd service from a terminal window by typing this command:
To restart the service, use this command:
In this tutorial:
- Managing Linux Systems
- Planning a Linux Server Installation
- Installing Fedora 7
- Getting Used to Linux
- Understanding the file system
- On Again, Off Again
- Using GNOME
- Managing User Accounts
- Linux Network Configuration
- Restarting Your Network
- Working with Network Configuration Files
- The ifcfg files
- The resolv.conf file
- DHCP and DNS
- Configuring DHCP
- Running a DNS Server
- Running Apache
- Starting and Stopping Apache
- Confirming that Apache Is Running
- Using the HTTP Configuration Tool
- Restricting Access to an Apache Server
- Configuring Virtual Hosts
- Setting the Apache User Account
- Running Sendmail
- Installing Sendmail
- Modifying sendmail.mc
- Using SpamAssassin
- Using the Mail Console Client
- Running FTP
- Starting the vsftpd Service
- Configuring FTP