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Tue, Jan 03, 2006 8:17 pm

Disabling the FTP Service

If you wish to disable the FTP service on a Solaris 2.7 system, you can take the following steps while logged in as root.
  1. Edit /etc/inetd.conf, since the ftp daemon is started through inetd and comment out the ftp line.

    Old
    ftp stream tcp nowait root /usr/local/etc/tcpd /usr/sbin/in.ftpd

    New
    #ftp stream tcp nowait root /usr/local/etc/tcpd /usr/sbin/in.ftpd


  2. Send a "-HUP" signal to the inetd process, which will cause inetd to restart using the new contents of inetd.conf.

    # pkill -HUP inetd


If you issue the ps -e | grep inetd commands before and after the pkill command, you may see the same PID for the inetd process, but if you now try connecting to the system with FTP, you should get a "connection refused" message, since the ftp daemon will no longer be started by the inetd service.

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