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Is it possible to have a "super-user" which can login to VSFTPD and view ALL other home dirs?

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Yes, the user is called root.

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Thanks Grawity, but by default, root login over FTP only allows access to root's home folder. Is there a way to let root login higher up the directory tree so it can access other FTP user's home folders? –  MFB Apr 19 '11 at 2:36
    
@MFB: Do you have chroot enabled in vsftpd's config? –  grawity Apr 19 '11 at 11:04
    
chroot_local_user=YES –  MFB Apr 21 '11 at 3:27
    
@MFB: You will need to disable chroot for root. Since vsftpd doesn't seem to have an exclusion list, your choices are b) change root's home directory to / c) run a second copy of vsftpd, without chroot, but restricted to the root user. –  grawity Apr 21 '11 at 12:29

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