Thus spoke Chad Perrin on Sunday, 11 May 2008 at 13:58:46 -0600: > On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 11:50:46AM -0700, Dennis Flynn wrote: > > I'm running FreeBSD wx.dennis-flynn.net 7.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE #0: > > Sun Feb 24 19:59:52 UTC 2008 [EMAIL > > PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386 > > > > About a day after install root login no longer works - even on the console.
[ .... ] > For security purposes, you should probably actually configure your Debian > system to behave more like your FreeBSD system, with regard to SSH. Set > the PermitRootLogin value in /etc/ssh/sshd_config to "no" to prevent > remote logins over SSH as root. This behavior is intended as a security > measure. To access root remotely, log in over SSH as an account that has > su access, then su to root, rather than just logging in as root directly. I think sshd_config in Debian has "PermitRootLogin" to "no" by default (i.e., as part of default installation). It's been a while since I've munged with the default configs (correct me if I am wrong). -- Cheers, Bikal KC (Please use: nepbababucxspamfree_at_yahoo DOT ca) Journal: http://nepbabu.livejournal.com || pubkey: see header "Rule 6: There is no Rule 6." - Rob Pike "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities." - FranÃ§ois-Marie Arouet
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