can't figure out ssh, read lots of docs...
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Wed Jun 1 22:16:48 GMT 2005
Steven Friedrich <FreeBSD at InsightBB.com> writes:
> What I did notice though, is that I can't login as root using ssh. I haven't
> found this mentioned in the man pages.
> Anybody know where it's documented, whether it can be changed, and would that
> be a colossal mistake?
Try the sshd_config(5) manual.
> I mean, hey, it's a secure shell, why can't I login as root?
> The reason I want to use root is because I'm trying to scp /etc/master.passwd
> from each of my four machines so I can write them to a CD for backup.
You can do that without allowing root to get a shell from a remote system.
Again, see the manual for the options available.
Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area
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