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Old 03-08-2004, 03:59 AM   #1
Santosh_d
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cant login as root using FTP


iam using RH 8.0
pls guide me as to how to connect to a remote server using WU-FTP. i want to connect as root..and download or upload files from and to this remote server.
i've gone thru howto's, but still cant get it...pls give a step by step method to connect to the remote server and do the download.
i've access to the remote server as root.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 04:09 AM   #2
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easy. Just try:

ftp servername.com

anter root and pass and then go:

get filename
 
Old 03-08-2004, 04:54 AM   #3
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Why do you need to access the server as root? It's almost always a *really* bad idea to log in as root, especially using non-encrypted protocols like FTP and telnet. Anyone could sniff your root password and then own your machine without much effort at all.

If you need to upload/download stuff not located in home directories, create a group for the specific purpose and change ownership for the directories and files to let members of the new group read and write to them.


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Old 03-08-2004, 05:28 AM   #4
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thanx...one more thing:

say there are 2 machines: m1 and m2..iwant to connect to m2 using FTP from m1, to download files...iam confused as to is it ok if the ftp deamon is running only on m2..the m1 does not have ftp installed on it. is this ok...or is it necessary that both the machines used in FTP connection must be running the ftp deamon?
pls let me know

thanx
 
Old 03-08-2004, 06:35 AM   #5
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No, both machines do not need to run the FTP daemon. The one that is hosting the files you wish to download has to run the daemon while the other only needs a client like ftp, lftp, ncftp, gftp or whatever client you like, in order to access the daemon running on the other host.


Håkan
 
Old 03-08-2004, 06:38 AM   #6
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Only one PC needs to run the ftp server deamon (m2). m1 needs to run the ftp client application to connect to m2.

Most likely root is disabled from logging in by default. Like the previous post mentioned it is for security reasons.
 
  


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