Can login using root password, but not remotely with SSH

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Mon Oct 22 13:51:09 PDT 2007

--On October 22, 2007 2:21:04 AM -0500 "W. D." <WD at> 

> Brand new install of FreeBSD 6.2.  Can't log in with PuTTY.
> Remote PuTTY:
> Access denied Using keyboard-interactive authentication.
> At computer terminal:
> PAM authentication error for root from 192.168.XXX.XXX
> Any ideas?
By default, root logins are disabled in sshd.  They should remain that 
way.  Login using your account, then su to root.

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas

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