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root@user-desktop:/etc# sudo /usr/sbin/service vsftpd restart
restart: Unknown instance:
A typical restart job will attempt to kill an old instance first. What is happening here is that there isn't an old copy to kill.
/usr/sbin/service vsftpd start
Try this sudo /etc/init.d/vsftpd restart
sudo /etc/init.d/vsftpd restart
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