To start vsftpd, if it is a standalone-service, issue
If it is a xinetd service, remove the line
disable=yes from /etc/xinetd.d/vsftpd and start it with
Verify it runs
In this case, stand-alone vsftpd is listening on the computer's ftp port.
Needs: information on installation, including the presence or absence of chkconfig which is missing on Ubuntu by default, for instance.
Needs: usage sample that actually transfers a file.