ssh login as root

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Sun Mar 11 01:51:11 UTC 2007

On Sat, Mar 10, 2007 at 05:55:54PM +0200, Dima Sorkin wrote:

> Hi.
> It _seems_ that FreeBSD does not allow root to login remotely via ssh.
> I can miss something, but if I right, how
> do I allow it ?

You can change the config file to allow it, but that is considered
poor security.   The thing to do is to create a non-root account to
log in to and add that id to the wheel group in /etc/group file.
Then log in as that user and su to root only for those things that
need root.


> Thanks and regards,
> Dima.
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