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Enable root login in vsftp

Want to enable root access in vsftp? Do the following.

[~]# cp -pv /etc/vsftpd/ftpusers  /etc/vsftpd/ftpusers.bak.$(date +%F)

[~]# vi  /etc/vsftpd/ftpusers

Now remove root if present from the file. Save and quit the file.

We need to do the same from one more file also.

[~]#cp -pv   /etc/vsftpd/user_list  /etc/vsftpd/user_list.bak.$(date +%F)

[~]# vi /etc/vsftpd/user_list

Remove root from the users listed in this file. Save and quit.

Now restart vsftp.

[~]#/etc/rc.d/init.d/vsftpd restart

Now try connecting with root user in FTP.


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