Starting the pureftpd Server

Once the pure-ftpd server is installed, you need to start it. And also don't forget to open the firewall to make it accessible; check Chapter 30 for more details on that. The handiest way to do that is from a start script in /etc/init.d or from xinetd; it works both ways. The latter method is not particularly easy. If started from xinetd, the pure-ftpd server doesn't parse its configuration file to check what options it should use. Therefore, all options you want to include must be added as server arguments in that case. Therefore, most people prefer using the start-up script. To start the server manually, use rcpure-ftpd start. To make sure it is added to all default runlevels, use insserv pure-ftpd as well.

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