Renaming "root" to "homer"?

Gilles gilles.ganault at
Thu May 29 08:40:45 UTC 2008


With all those scripts trying to connect to SSHd as "root", I was
wondering if it'd be OK to rename this account to eg. "homer", to act
as a first line of defense?

Are there unknown consequences to doing something like that?

If not, is it done by just editing /etc/password with vi, or is there
a better way?

Thank you.

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