Can login using root password, but not remotely with SSH

Bill Campbell freebsd at
Mon Oct 22 08:46:22 PDT 2007

On Mon, Oct 22, 2007, W. D. wrote:
>Brand new install of FreeBSD 6.2.  Can't log in with PuTTY.
>Remote PuTTY:
>Access denied Using keyboard-interactive authentication. 

The sshd_config file on the target machine must be configured to allow root
logins (generally considered a Bad Idea(tm)).  Many recommend restricting
root logins, and using sudo to do rootish things.

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