tloomos

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After installing CPanel, I was no longer able to su- from my admin account. I got it to work by changing permissions on /bin/su to 4755 (from 4750). Is this the proper way to fix it?

Also, when I connect via FTP using my admin account, I can't get to the root of the server - what do I need to change so that the admin accounts ftp access will begin at the root?
 

tloomos

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I'm new to a lot of this, so bear with me...

I read somewhere that you should avoid logging in via ssh as root - you should login as admin and su - when necessary.

The strange thing is that admin was a part of the wheel group - both before and after installing cpanel. However, after installing cpanel, I could not su - from the admin account. I assume cpanel tightened security and that's what caused it - is that a correct assumption? chmod-ing /bin/su 4755 fixed the problem, but I want to make sure that's not a bad thing to do.

And I can't login at all as root via ftp - I'm sure there's just some config file somewhere that I need to change or something - can anyone point me in the right direction?
 
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