On Thursday 29 May 2008, Gilles wrote:
> Hello
> With all those scripts trying to connect to SSHd as "root", I was
> wondering if it'd be OK to rename this account to eg. "homer", to act
> as a first line of defense?
> Are there unknown consequences to doing something like that?
> If not, is it done by just editing /etc/password with vi, or is there
> a better way?
> Thank you.

Unless you have explicitly set PermitRootLogin to yes in /etc/ssh/sshd_config, 
it is not possible to login as root using ssh. 

Pieter de Goeje

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