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How can I load the vsftpd daemon at system-boot, but have it “start” in a “stopped” state?

How to make the vsftpd not to start automatically when starting the machine?

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marked as duplicate by enzotib, Rinzwind, htorque, Takkat, Bruno Pereira Jan 1 '12 at 12:35

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Try the update-rc.d tool. This is from it's man page:

Example of disabling a service:
     update-rc.d -f foobar remove
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