I ran the command below on my Linode Ubuntu. This leads me to believe that vsftpd should be running but there is no vsftpd folder in /etc/ and there is no vsfptd.conf either.
Was it installed in a different folder or ... ?
root@bla:/etc# apt-get install vsftpd Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: vsftpd 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0B/141kB of archives. After this operation, 471kB of additional disk space will be used. Preconfiguring packages ... Selecting previously deselected package vsftpd. (Reading database ... 32857 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking vsftpd (from .../vsftpd_2.2.2-3ubuntu6_i386.deb) ... Processing triggers for man-db ... Processing triggers for ureadahead ... Setting up vsftpd (2.2.2-3ubuntu6) ... vsftpd start/running, process 10749