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Old 10th December 2005, 02:14
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Default How to ftp into the root directory of debian?

I can ftp into the server using admin, this only gives me access to /home/admin. Can I ftp into the root directory, I have tried using root user but no luck. Any suggestions would help.
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Old 10th December 2005, 14:08
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You can use a program like winSCP to upload files to the root user directory. In FTP the root user is normally disabled, beacuse FTP transfers the passwords unenecrypted and that is fairly insecure.
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Old 10th December 2005, 17:33
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root can not ftp in per the configuration of most ftp servers. the reason you can only see /home/admin is becuase your ftp server is configured to 'chroot' user's to their home directories for securty reasons.

what ftp server are you using, and I can help you configure it otherwise.

For example, I use vsFTPd and the configuration that I use is something like:


With this configuration, all users are chrooted by default, but users listed in "/etc/vsftpd.chroot_list" have unchrooted access to the entire filesystem. (not necessarily recommended if your not using an encrypted connection.)
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