Software for distribution of configuration files and changes

Jeremy Chadwick koitsu at
Tue Nov 20 16:20:53 PST 2007

On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 12:15:36AM +0100, Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> Add
> 	PermitRootLogin yes
> to
> 	/etc/ssh/sshd_config

This should really be "PermitRootLogin without-password".  Yes, the
phrase "without-password" looks scary, but it isn't so much -- it allows
root login via passwordless SSH keys only, while simultaneously
continues disallowing root logins via keyboard/password authentication.
sshd_config(5) has details.

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