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Re: [rhelv6-list] SSHD root login

Hi Krzysztof,

The default is "PermitRootLogin yes" as per man page. It is confusing a little bit though in my opinion as it is commented out in a default sshd_config file. That means you need to specifically set it to "no" and restart sshd if you want to disallow root access.
I logged in as root with no problem to my fresh RHEL6.1. After adding PermitRootLogin no and restarting sshd it happily returns Permission denied, please try again. :)


On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 3:42 PM, Krzysztof Mazurek <kmazurek neotek waw pl> wrote:

on RHEL 6.1 and 6.2 beta I can see quite funny thing ...

ssh root machine_IP

login as: root
Access denied
root machine_IP's password:

First is displayed "Access denied" and then suddenly password prompt appears ... and you can login without any problem ;)
Is it just in my case?

In sshd_config file I have:
# Authentication:

#LoginGraceTime 2m
#PermitRootLogin yes
#StrictModes yes
#MaxAuthTries 6
#MaxSessions 10
UsePAM yes

Krzysztof Mazurk

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