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Re: SSHd



On 8/19/06, seth vidal <skvidal linux duke edu> wrote:
On Sat, 2006-08-19 at 18:11 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 19, 2006 at 11:52:46PM +0200, Leszek Matok wrote:
> > > Why does FC ship openssh with sshd allowing root logins?
> > As I see it, logging in as root using a key is more secure than logging
> > in as normal user and typing a password to su.
>
> Possibly. Perhaps the default config should be
> "PermitRootLogin=without-password", which would allow logins via public key
> but not using password authentication.
+1

-sv

I often use root login via ssh to complete the semi-headless setup of
my system. It would be nice if we had a way to accomidate this use
without requiring people to go through the complexity of a full
kickstart install.


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