Re: able to login as root via ssh :-(

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> > > Well.... just ignorance on my part.... but ftp doesn't allow me log
> > > in as root,

ftp is different because passwords are transmitted in the clear.

> If I recall correctly from a discussion about this a long time ago, ssh
> has root access enabled by default for those cases where the admin is
> trying to install a system remotely.

More people these days say you shouldn't allow root to log on by ssh.
A bad side effect of that is root then can't fix problems with a /home
partition, because you need a functioning /home to log in as non-root.
Thus the guru has to log on at the console, but they say root shouldn't 
do that either.



-- 
Donald Arseneau                          [email protected]


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