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Unable to ftp as root user in hp ux 11iv3

Occasional Contributor

Unable to ftp as root user in hp ux 11iv3

Hello Team,


Server: rx4640 (

OS: HP-UX 11iV3

I am unable ftp as a root user of a hp ux machine from my laptop. Error given below.



Connected to
220 ce01smx FTP server (Revision 1.1 Version wuftpd-2.6.1 Mon Oct 23 02:01:44 G
T 2006) ready.
User ( root
331 Password required for root.
530 Login incorrect.
Login failed.



Please Suggest.


Thanks & Regards,

S. Saha


Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: Unable to ftp as root user in hp ux 11iv3

Check and see if you have a /etc/ftpd/ftpusers file on your system.  If you do, see if 'root' is listed in it.  If it is, then root will NOT be able to log in via FTP.


The /etc/ftpd/ftpusers file lists users which are NOT allowed access via ftp.


From 'man ftpusers':

ftpd rejects remote logins to local user accounts that are named in /etc/ftpd/ftpusers.