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Old 01-10-2010, 03:50 AM   #1
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Raising the priority of ftp?

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I need to ftp all of my Linux server files & folders through FTP Pro . But I can just login as /home/www user and I cannot login as super user that is suitable for my case (as I want to see all of the files) . Can you please let me know how can I raise the priority of ftp such that FTP Pro can login to my Linux server as root user ?
Old 01-10-2010, 04:11 AM   #2
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You should not permit ftp access to the root (or any login users) account. You should instead install sshd, ssh to your machine as a normal user, then use the su command to obtain super user privs. I don't know what "FTP Pro" is and you did not say what distro your server or client are using so I can't provide explicit instructions on how to install ssh.

However as an example, if your server is Debian based:
apt-get install openssh-server
And if your client is Debian based:
apt-get install openssh-client

Old 01-10-2010, 01:16 PM   #3
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I would not use FTP for these purposes. If this "FTP Pro" handles SCP or SFTP then as Evo2 said, install sshd and you should be able to use that. SCP and SFTP should come with sshd and are far safer protocols that do not transmit user login details as plain text across the internet.


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