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FTP access in VPS with apache/centos at root account

Posted on 2008-06-18
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Hello! I have a VPS with centos, apache and WHM. I want to access at cpanel config files. That i have to do from FTP account, with username root and root's password. But, when i try to access with that info, i receive an error. Here in the info...

Status:      Connecting to 208.53.183.97 ...
Status:      Connected with 208.53.183.97. Waiting for welcome message...
Response:      220---------- Welcome to Pure-FTPd [TLS] ----------
Response:      220-You are user number 1 of 50 allowed.
Response:      220-Local time is now 19:31. Server port: 21.
Response:      220-This is a private system - No anonymous login
Response:      220-IPv6 connections are also welcome on this server.
Response:      220 You will be disconnected after 15 minutes of inactivity.
Command:      USER root
Response:      331 User root OK. Password required
Command:      PASS ***************
Response:      530 Login authentication failed
Error:      Unable to connect!


The password is the same, as that I connect to WHM (with username root).
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by:Michael Worsham
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Most FTP server daemons reject 'root' as a login name. You will need to check to see if your provider has configured the Pure-FTP daemon to accept or reject 'root' user ids.
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One option you could use is Secure Shell (ssh). Download a copy of FileZilla (www.filezilla.com) and use the SFTP option to access the site, using the root login/password.

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by:alexandros_noob
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Well, the server is unmanaged. How can I access to cpanel's configuration files? Is any other way? And how can I find the root username?
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by:Michael Worsham
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Does the account have secure shell (ssh) available? If FTP is preventing root login (usually controlled by /etc/ftpusers), you won't have a chance of actually accessing the server directly.
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