FTP Question

#1
I have a dumb question for ya.

How can access the root files via FTP?

For example, I wanted to FTP in and grab the php.ini file so I could make a few edits and then dump it back up to the server. I needed to get to the usr/local/ directory, but couldn't get high enough.

I wound up accessing the file through VZZP, but was wondering if this possible via FTP. I use FlashFXP if that matters.

Thanks!
 
#3
The application you use has no bearing on what you're allowed to see. Login as root and you'll have root access regardless of the software involved. SFTP would be a much better idea, however.
 
#5
Nalco,

Everyone suggestions here are correct. The reason khiltd suggested using the SFTP protocol is because it is run on a secure channel where it encrypts both commands and data.

Regards,
 
#8
That is not correct. By default the root user cannot log in using FTP. You have to use SFTP or SCP for security reasons.
I honestly don't think I've ever even tried it, but good to know.

Jleagle said:
Hmm, i didnt know you could do this with any old FTP program.. Ive always used WinSCP because i thought i had to.
If there were anything magical about that client those of us who don't use Windows would certainly be out in the cold.
 
#11
I've the same question.
I'm using Fillezilla.
I tried to set it up on filezilla by using these parameters:

Host: my primary ip address
Port: 2200
Server type: FSTP using SSH2

User: root
Password: **********

Here's the log:
Status: Connecting to 72.249.28.69:2200 ...
Status: Connected with 72.249.28.69:2200, initializing SFTP connection...
Command: CONNECT root@72.249.28.69:2200
Response: Fatal: Unable to authenticate
 
#13
Status: Connecting to 72.249.28.69:2200
asiandvdcovers.com? You might want to re-read the acceptable use policy before your account gets terminated since I'm 99% sure you don't have the legal right to reproduce or distribute any of that stuff:

Knownhost AUP said:
Material Protected by Copyright

You may not publish, distribute, or otherwise copy in any manner any music, software, art, or other work protected by copyright law unless:

you have been expressly authorized by the owner of the copyright for the work to copy the work in that manner;
you are otherwise permitted by established United States copyright law to copy the work in that manner.
KnownHost will terminate the service of repeat copyright infringers.
 
#16
That is my IP. I did manage to connect using WinSCP using the same parameter.
How am I connected to this website :confused:
We are a company based in Paris and there is no where we would like to be connected to these websites....
 

Dan

Moderator
#17
I just ran a tracert on the IP listed and it resolved to a different address than the one you listed Khiltd.

Although, naichunlei, you may want to put an index file or disallow directory browsing as I get a directory of your root folder when I pull up the site ;)
 
#18
Well then perhaps a fluctuating DNS record is responsible for the problem, because I get:

Code:
nslookup 72.249.28.69
Non-authoritative answer:
69.28.249.72.in-addr.arpa       name = host.asiandvdcovers.com.

Authoritative answers can be found from:
28.249.72.in-addr.arpa  nameserver = ns2.khnoc.net.
28.249.72.in-addr.arpa  nameserver = ns1.khnoc.net.
ns1.khnoc.net   internet address = 65.99.213.7
ns2.khnoc.net   internet address = 65.99.213.8
Is this a new account that was just recently setup in the past day or so?
 
#20
Well then perhaps a fluctuating DNS record is responsible for the problem, because I get:

Code:
nslookup 72.249.28.69
Non-authoritative answer:
69.28.249.72.in-addr.arpa       name = host.asiandvdcovers.com.
 
Authoritative answers can be found from:
28.249.72.in-addr.arpa  nameserver = ns2.khnoc.net.
28.249.72.in-addr.arpa  nameserver = ns1.khnoc.net.
ns1.khnoc.net   internet address = 65.99.213.7
ns2.khnoc.net   internet address = 65.99.213.8
Is this a new account that was just recently setup in the past day or so?
This is what I get. It must have been a cached record as KH Paul pointed out.

Code:
 nslookup 72.249.28.69
Server:         127.0.0.1
Address:        127.0.0.1#53
Non-authoritative answer:
69.28.249.72.in-addr.arpa       name = host.omonsite.com.
Authoritative answers can be found from:
28.249.72.in-addr.arpa  nameserver = ns1.khnoc.net.
28.249.72.in-addr.arpa  nameserver = ns2.khnoc.net.
ns1.khnoc.net   internet address = 65.99.213.7
ns2.khnoc.net   internet address = 65.99.213.8
naichunlei,

Are you still experiencing this issue?

Regards,
 
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