Networking / Beginners

Starting the vsftpd Service

After you've installed the vsftpd package, you can start the FTP service by following these steps:

  1. Choose System → Administration → Services.
    This brings up the Service Configuration tool.
  2. Select the vsftpd service.
    You have to scroll through the list of services to find it.
  3. Click the Start button.
  4. 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:

/etc/init.d/vsftpd start

To restart the service, use this command:

/etc/init.d/vsftpd restart
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