On Tue, May 29, 2007 at 08:39:06AM -0000, DSA - JCR wrote: > Hi all > > I was trying to connect to my FreeBSD 6.2 box with SSH with PUTTY by > several days with the user "root" and nothing happens, only a denied > password from FBSD, and a timeout close connection. > > But, a flash came to my mind ;D and then I tried to connect by a different > user and... "voila", ssh connections came alive !!.. > > My question is: if root user is locked to connect by ssh (I think it maybe > logic, but..)
That is the default and best practice. > If it is so, how can I make an user that has same priviliges as root (I > beg your pardon for this newbie question...) I think that wheel group is > ok but what more?.. If you include your id in the wheel group (add it to the wheel line in the /etc/group file), then you can log in with that id. Once you have logged in, then you can 'su' to root if you know the root password. > The think is that I need to connect to my FBSD box from outside the office > in a secure manner and control it,... well, surely you know this ;D Yes, use ssh to first get logged in. Then use su to go to root. It is more secure that way. Alternatively, you can use sudo to create a set of things you can do from your non-root account without logging in as root. That is probably even safer. sudo is in ports. ////jerry > > > Thanks in advance > > "The more I learn FreeBSD, the more I love it" > > Juan Coruña > Desarrollo de Software Atlantico > > > > > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"