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Old 05-23-2006, 08:47 AM   #1
v1nc3nt
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Cannot FTP .......Help!!!!


When trying to ftp i get the following error:

[root@fresh4 root]# ftp 192.9.199.166
Connected to 192.9.199.166 (192.9.199.166).
220 nct-main FTP server (Version 5.60) ready.
Name (192.9.199.166:root): root
530 Must perform authentication before identifying USER.
Login failed.
Remote system type is UNIX.
Using binary mode to transfer files.
ftp>

Please help as i need to get this working asap
Thanks in advance
 
Old 05-23-2006, 10:42 AM   #2
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root access blocked on the server?
 
Old 05-23-2006, 09:14 PM   #3
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Root should never be allowed to have ftp access. That is a security nightmare. You should log on as a regular user, then ssh in, become root, and move the files. More of a pain in the ass, but so much safer.

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