connecting user root with ssh
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Tue Jul 24 19:27:44 UTC 2007
On Tuesday 24 July 2007 11:33:26 Norberto Meijome wrote:
> On Wed, 30 May 2007 02:06:38 -0700
> perryh at pluto.rain.com wrote:
> > * If "root" cannot log in remotely, a cracker has to guess three
> guess or brute force - so quite long random passwords (or ssh keys) are
> extremely recommendable.
> > things to obtain root access, instead of just one:
> > + A valid username which is in the "wheel" group;
> > + That user's password;
> > + The root password.
> that is assuming, of course, that the user your just logged in with belongs
> to wheel.
If one must allow root logins via ssh, I recommend in sshd_config:
This will force the use of a passphrase and disallow root login with just a
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