FC6(working 'su -') vs Centos5(failing 'su -')

Tony Nelson tonynelson at georgeanelson.com
Sat Jun 2 22:19:42 UTC 2007

At 11:17 PM +0300 6/2/07, Andrey Shmigelsky wrote:
>Look in /etc/ssh/sshd_config for the line
>#PermitRootLogin yes

PermitRootLogin is set to "no" on the machines that I ssh into as a normal
user and then "su -" to root.  Well, on one of the machines it's set to
"without-password" to allow a key login (probably should be
forced-commands-only, though).  Setting it to "yes" allows direct root ssh
logins; setting it to "no" makes such logins fail.  As Ian says,
PermitRootLogin has no effect on "su -", which is why I hadn't mentioned it.
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