ssh root denied

scuba at scuba at
Tue Apr 13 13:37:00 PDT 2004


On Mon, 12 Apr 2004, Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. wrote:

|Root logins are disallowed by default on FreeBSD
|for security reasons.  The recommended approach
|is to log on an account that is a member of the
|"wheel" group, and su(1) to root when necessary
|for administrative purposes while doing your routine
|work under a less-privileged UID...

	But, what should be te correct approach when you want to copy
root's files and/or remote execute programs as root with scripts using
scp/ssh and key authentication?

	scp master.passwd host2:/etc/
	ssh host2 'pwd_mkdb -p /etc/master.passwd'

- Marcelo

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