Being root via ssl

Fedder Skovgaard fsk at
Fri May 2 02:13:14 PDT 2003

Hi List,

I've got a 5.0-release box running remotely, and access it through ssl. I 
(obviously) created a default user account for day to day work, but 
discovered that I wasn't able to "su" when logged in via ssl. 

The only way I (As a newbie) could be able to change to root was to allow 
direct root login via ssl, which was documented as being something one 
quite seldomly would want to do.

What is the preferred way of doing this, and is it _really_ dangerous to 
allow root login via ssl ?

Thanks in advance,

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