Bug 13077 - WUFTPD
WUFTPD
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: wu-ftpd (Show other bugs)
6.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Depends On: 1088778
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Reported: 2000-06-26 16:09 EDT by Richard Shade
Modified: 2014-07-02 06:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-26 16:09:53 EDT
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Description Richard Shade 2000-06-26 16:09:51 EDT
Wu-ftpd will not accept connections from root, even thought root is in the 
ftpuser file.
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-06-26 16:19:37 EDT
It's not a bug. Read the documentation. /etc/ftpusers contains a list of users
that are *NOT* allowed to use ftp.

Letting root log in by ftp is a VERY bad idea because the ftp protocol transfers
plaintext passwords - don't do it unless you WANT your root password to be
sniffed.

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