inetd (pronounced "eye-net-d") is the extended Internet services daemon, and handles incoming connections for network services. This daemon controls a number of services on your system according to settings in /etc/inetd.conf.
To start inetd as root, issue the command /etc/init.d/inetutils-inetd start. This makes a call to the same shell script that is called at any runlevel to start or stop the inetd daemon (and thus start up or shut down the system). inetd should report its status as
# /etc/init.d/inetutils-inetd restart
Stopping internet superserver inetd: Starting internet superserver inetd:
Once restarted, the FTP server is accessible to all incoming requests.
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