How to block NIS logins via ssh?

Mel fbsd.questions at
Fri Dec 12 20:22:52 PST 2008

On Thursday 11 December 2008 12:40:10 Jerry wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Dec 2008 09:11:26 +0100
> Mel <fbsd.questions at> wrote:


> >6) Disable password based logins and use keys only.
> Personally, I have always used 'keys' instead of passwords. Given
> enough time and resources, any password can be cracked. I really do not
> understand why so many users insist on using passwords anyway.

2 reasons:
- It's the default
- Less hassle getting access from a new account.

It's the first thing I disable as well. I have machines I don't even know my 
local password for. Key on a flash card so I can get access from any new 
machine with an USB port.


Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.

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