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Old 04-16-2006, 02:37 PM   #1
dragunu
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whats the default owner of a linux system cause i just did chown root:myuser / and now the ftp client is giving me this error :

Fatal Error - It appears that this server doesn't understand a basic FTP command. (PASS)

any suggestions pls? thanks

edit : and now when i log in on ssh its getting me this :

Code:
Could not chdir to home directory /home/dragunu: Permission denied
-bash: /home/dragunu/.bash_profile: Permission denied
-bash-3.00$

Last edited by dragunu; 04-16-2006 at 02:39 PM.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 03:53 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by dragunu
whats the default owner of a linux system cause i just did chown root:myuser
Maybe not such a good idea. Did you use the -R option? This would have changed the ownership of all of the files on your system. Perhaps a tedious problem to fix.

On gentoo and Ubuntu the owner:group of the / directory and all of its contents is root:root.
What distro are you using?

If you want to know how many users there are on your system, try
Code:
cat /etc/passwd
In short, different programs use different users - this is designed for system security, to isolate programs from each other.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 04:00 PM   #3
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thanks for ur reply. I am using Fedora core 3 at the moment. No i did not use the -R option.

thanks again
 
  


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