a simple questions about sshd and PasswordAuthentication

Juha Saarinen juhasaarinen at gmail.com
Wed Oct 25 02:49:14 UTC 2006

On 10/25/06, Jeff MacDonald <bignose at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is there anything inherintaly dangerous or wrong about enabling
> PasswordAuthentication in sshd_config ?
> I understand how public keys are better and everything else. And I do
> use them. I'm just curious.

Probably not, if you have strong passwords and sensible management
policies. That said, PasswordAuthentication attracts the brute-force
crackers like flies to rotting meat, so...


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