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Bug 81726

Summary: wu-ftpd still doesn't work in standalone mode
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Christopher Hicks <chicks>
Component: wu-ftpdAssignee: Thomas Woerner <twoerner>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description Christopher Hicks 2003-01-13 14:20:46 UTC
Description of problem:
wu-ftpd won't startup in standalone mode.  It logs a "Cannot create socket to
listen on: Address family not supported by protocol" error in /var/log/messages
and quites.  This sounds like the same problem as in bug 64764, but it's still
happening in Red Hat 8.0. I've run netstat -apt as I suggested to the other
person to ensure that xinetd was no longer holding the socket and it isn't. 
I've tried starting it 20 minutes after disabled wu-ftpd in xinetd to see if
that helped and it didn't.  Interestingly the same error message is given even
if xinetd has the socket:

[root@ahps xinetd.d]# netstat -apt | head -2
Active Internet connections (servers and established)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address           Foreign Address         State      
PID/Program name
[root@ahps xinetd.d]# netstat -apt | grep ftp
tcp        0      0 *:ftp                   *:*                     LISTEN     
[root@ahps xinetd.d]# in.ftpd -l -a -s
[root@ahps xinetd.d]# tail /var/log/messages
Jan 13 14:28:07 ahps ftpd[16466]: wu-ftpd - TLS settings: control allow,
client_cert allow, data allow
Jan 13 14:28:07 ahps ftpd[16466]: FTP server (Version wu-2.6.2-5) ready.
Jan 13 14:28:07 ahps ftpd[16466]: Cannot create socket to listen on: Address
family not supported by protocol

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# rpm -q wu-ftpd

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Disable wu-ftpd in xinetd (if enabled)
2. wu.ftpd -s
    wu.ftpd -l -a -s
Actual results:
Message in /var/log/messages:
Jan 13 14:22:02 ahps ftpd[16454]: Cannot create socket to listen on: Address
family not supported by protocol

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Thomas Woerner 2004-01-27 16:52:58 UTC
Please use vsftpd instead. wu-ftpd is not maintained anymore.