This week's book giveaway is in the OCMJEA forum. We're giving away four copies of OCM Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Guide and have Paul Allen & Joseph Bambara on-line! See this thread for details.
Looks like you're running gssftpd, which requires authentication beyond username/password. If you have admin right on the Fedora box (and it looks like you do, since you're trying to log in as root) then check out this page: