Launchd cannot find FTP???

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tokolowicz, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. tokolowicz macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2005
    I get an error when trying to connect to the built-in FTP server on my Powerbook. I am running 10.4.2. See below:

    jwray2:/usr Todd$ ftp
    Connected to
    launchproxy[728]: execv(): No such file or directory

    I can ssh into my PB just fine. Any ideas as to what is wrong? Could it be a permissions issue? I recently modified the permissions of my home directory so that a user that connects to my PB (ftp/ssh) using the guest account cannot read/write/execute my files. I don't think it is a permissions issue but more of a problem with launchd finding the ftp app. Only other thing I can think of is that I installed One Button FTP client, but don't see how that could have screwed this up.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.

  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Take a look at /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ftp.plist and post it here. It should have a value pointing at the binary for ftpd, and then I would suggest that you try to launch that manually using Terminal to see if its having problems.

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