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    FTP with Fedora Cpanel

    Any idea why I cant ftp or sftp to the server with user root and password?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Usually 'root' is in /etc/ftpusers (which prevents it from logging in) because ftping with root is generally not a good practice. (Your password is sent in plain text, you would have full read write access to the full filesystem). Some ftp servers also have a seperate setting to allow root logins. I would HIGHLY recommend you find an alternative instead of trying to ftp with root. I would normally transfer files with to a user account then su to root to manipulate them as necessary.

    As for sftping, if you can ssh in as root then you should be able to sftp with root.

  3. #3
    I cant sftp as root but I can ssh as root

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Is sftp commented out of /etc/sshd/sshd_config?

    Russ Foster - Industry Curmudgeon

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