ssh to root
jerrymc at msu.edu
Thu Jan 21 14:26:30 UTC 2010
On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 10:49:09PM -0500, Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
> I need to set up a machine so that I can type "ssh [host]" as root from
> some other host and I get a prompt with super user privs... I already
> have set this up for user at host for root and ssh host for normal users...
> but root still asks for a password after I set the authorized_keys file
> in ~root/.ssh.. I have looked at ssh_config(5) but can't tell what
> option (if any) does this... if anyone is coruious the final goal here
> is to set up a sysutils/fusefs-ssh for this host (already installed and
> working for normal users but want to make it so it is done as root)
If you can stand to do it in two steps, put your non-root id in
the wheel group (in /ec/group). Then ssh and log as the non-root user
and then su(1) to root.
As some have said, do not directly log in as root over the net if you
can possibly avoid it.
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