a simple questions about sshd and PasswordAuthentication

Peter petermatulis at yahoo.ca
Wed Oct 25 02:52:13 UTC 2006

--- Juha Saarinen <juhasaarinen at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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...

Password authentication in combination with running sshd on a
non-standard port is what I use.  No problem there.

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