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026. Why can't I ftp as root?




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This article is from the the Brief Linux FAQ (BLFAQ) Maintained by Neil Zanella nzanella@ganymede.cs.mun.ca

026. Why can't I ftp as root?

This is a security feature meant to protect you. No user listed in /etc/ftpuser is allowed to use ftp. Always ftp as a regular user.

 

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