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Using fetch with no root login (3 posts)

  • Started 17 years ago by kat09
  • Latest reply 17 years ago from kat09
  • kat09 Member

    My server admin says I can no longer access our server in root for security reasons. I need to su into the account with a username. Then access root.

    How can i use fetch with this kind of set up? (I've been using it with the root login)

    I love fetch and don't want to have to switch to using something else.

    I'd appreciate some help!!!

    thank you in advance,

    Posted 17 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator


    Unfortunately, I don't think there's a way for Fetch, or any other FTP/SFTP client, to work properly with that situation - there's no way for an FTP/SFTP client to log in as one username and then get the privileges of another.

    The best you can probably do is connect with Fetch using your non-root account, upload files, and then ssh or telnet in and use su or sudo to become root and move the files to their final destination.


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 17 years ago #

  • kat09 Member

    Appreciate the fast response, Scott.

    I guess I'll have to re-learn Unix file management.

    thank you,

    Posted 17 years ago #


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