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Is there a way to log into FTP with root and access any/all accounts? i tried using server as my ip for my vps, then ...

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    Root + FTP?

    Is there a way to log into FTP with root and access any/all accounts?


    i tried using server as my ip for my vps, then my root username and my pw....and it says authentication failed...


    any ideas?

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    Don't do that, its a security risk.

    FTP transfers passwords in clear text, root access is disabled for your own protection.

    The proper way to do it is to use SFTP which is encrypted.

    I suggest you go chance your password now.

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