how to enable the root in telnet
lis at 1234567890qwertzuiopasdfghjklyxcvbnm.de
Sun Apr 24 04:36:24 PDT 2005
u have to log in with your normal account that is not your root account...
add this account to the group wheel and su to root...
----- Original Message -----
From: "kylin" <fierykylin at gmail.com>
To: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>; "kylin" <fierykylin at gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2005 12:53 PM
Subject: Re: how to enable the root in telnet
> thank u for your advise! but now i am in a very save local network
> ,and the su return sorry in my telnet,
> so is that mean i have to go to ssh? or can i chage some file to enable it
> thank u and best wishes
> On 4/24/05, Roland Smith <rsmith at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> On Sun, Apr 24, 2005 at 06:09:38PM +0800, kylin wrote:
>> > i find it difficult to use root account when i telnet to freebsd 5.3
>> > release , anything need to change?
>> You're not supposed to log in as root over telnet. It would expose the
>> password to anybody intercepting your IP traffic.
>> It would be advisable to log in as a normal user via ssh (secure shell)
>> and then su to root. Even if your ssh keys were compromised, an attacker
>> would only gain access as a normal user. And since all communications
>> are encrypted, it would be hard for an listener to get the root password.
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