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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by PyRoAcIdK, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. PyRoAcIdK

    PyRoAcIdK Active Member

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    how would i go about setting up a "ROOT" ftp user?

    e.g a ftp user that can see all drives and stuff like /etc/'s and stuff?

    thanx again to all that respond
     
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    i would recomend against that.

    if you're on windows, there is a client called winSCP, looks exactly like an ftp client, but everithing is secure.
     
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    to the OP: that's not a good idea... same reason you shouldn't be using telnet... your root password would be going over the net in the clear (not encrypted).

    You can use SCP (Secure CoPy) or SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) using the afore-mentioned program, WinSCP (http://winscp.sourceforge.net), and this will encrypt your transfers and your root password.

    Note: that you can't use winscp (or any other similar program) if you have disabled root login in the ssh config file).
     
  4. PyRoAcIdK

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    no i understand about that, but i want to make my account have access to all teh files on the server, because if i want to edit some other files i have to ftp to my dir, then shell, su then copy the files


    thanx guys
     
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    then login as root with a program like winscp and you'll have access to every file on the server... and it'll look just like ftp.
     
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