Saturday, June 6, 2009

Enabling FTP in RHEL4

# chkconfig telnet on
# service xinetd reload
Reloading configuration: [ OK ]
Starting with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux4 release

#chkconfig vsftpd on

# /etc/init.d/vsftpd start
Starting vsftpd for vsftpd: [ OK ]

Allowing Root Logins to Telnet and FTP Services
Now before getting into the details of how to configure Red Hat Linux for root logins, keep in mind that this is VERY BAD security. Make sure that you NEVER configure your production servers for this type of login.
Configure Telnet for root logins
Simply edit the file /etc/securetty and add the following to the end of the file:

This will allow up to 5 telnet sessions to the server as root.
Configure FTP for root logins
Edit the files /etc/vsftpd.ftpusers and /etc/vsftpd.user_list and remove the 'root' line from each file.

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