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I have trouble login to a centos box using root, password is correct, I suspect it's a file permission issue, how do I resolve this?

Response:   220 (vsFTPd 2.0.5)
Command:    USER root
Response:   530 Permission denied.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Delete root from "/etc/vsftpd/ftpusers" and set "local_enable=YES".

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You should remove root from /etc/ftpusers if you really need to login to FTP using root account. It is extremely dangerous since FTP passwords are transferred in cleartext.

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