newuser cant update-inetd --enable ftp (or rather ftp doesn't start)
As per subject line I'm a new user (OK knoppix hd install) trying to
enable ftp for some local file transfer. tried update-inetd --enable ftp
which changed the file but netstat doesn't show it listening. Further
exploration showed inetd not running. Started it. disabled ftp then
enabled it again -- still nothing listening on port 21. Man page says it
will restart inetd.
What have I done wrong? (And as a long-time slackware user, what does
update-inetd bring to the party that 'vi inetd.conf'; 'killall -HUP'
Someone who's trying not to broadcast his address
more than absolutely necessary.