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Linux® Quick Fix Notebook by Peter Harrison

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Appendix III. Fedora Version Differences

The book primarily covers the latest versions of Fedora Linux, but many systems administrators still use older versions. This appendix lists a number of features in configuration files and quirks in the operation of some of the older versions of Fedora/Red Hat Linux.

FTP Differences

There are some well known differences in the configuration of the VSFTP package for version 8.0 and earlier of Red Hat/Fedora Linux.

For one, the starting and stopping of VSFTP is controlled by xinetd via the /etc/xinetd.d/vsftpd file. VSFTP is deactivated by default, so you’ll have to edit this file to start the program. Make sure the contents look like the example. The disable feature must be set to no to accept connections. ...

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