vsftp + root blank password

Jeff Vian jvian10 at charter.net
Tue Nov 23 13:53:25 UTC 2004

On Tue, 2004-11-23 at 01:29 -0500, Stuart MacDonald wrote:
> I'm aware this is insecure, the machines in question are on an
> isolated test network. Passwords just get in the way.
> I just upgraded to FC3 from RH7.2. I've figured out how to get telnet
> to allow root logins, but vsftpd is being stubborn.
> /etc/vsftpd.ftpusers and /etc/vsftpd.user_list have both had root
> excised.
> I've tried sprinkling nullok at various points in the /etc/pam.d files
> to no avail.
> /etc/securetty lists vc/1-12, tty1-12 and pts/1-12.
> I've searched dejagoogle and the web, but nothing helpful.
> I've gone over the vsftpd source, but it just relies on pam, and thus
> is no help.
> If someone could point me at a howto or similar, I'd appreciate it.
> ..Stu

I think you are looking for the information in the man page for
It has much more information than the comments in the default
vsftpd.conf file.

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