Originally posted by Scotty2435
I'd really like to be able to telnet and ftp in as root with / as my starting dir. I can login in to telnet as a basic account but not as root.
first off, root is disabled to login to telnet by default since on a open telnet session, anyone could get anything your sending across a network, and its not a very good idea to just give your root password away.. if you want that, you might as well just post it up here for everyone to see.
if you want to telnet with root privileges though, i would suggest first ssh instead of telnet, then you can either setup sudo for your user account or su into as root once logged in.