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Old 8th September 2006, 23:10
jjw jjw is offline
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I'm a nobb too.

Keep in mind that FTP sends username/password in clear text, and your FTP daemon may not allow root to loging remotely. In fact, you can set up the SSH daemon to also disallow root login. this is a good thing.

How about making a new user and loggin in as this user instead of root?

/usr/sbin/useradd newUser

passwd newUser
<- you are prompted twice for the password for newUser
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