On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 7:38 AM, Brian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

>
>  Sorry, forgot to send this to the mailing list as well:
>>
>> Not recommended.
>>
>> Instead edit your sshd_config file and change the option PermitRootLogin
>> to
>> "no".
>>
>> Christian Zachariasen
>>
>>
> Isnt this the Freebsd default anyway, that root cannot login remotely
> anyway, unlike that penguin OS?  SSH in remotely as a non root user that is
> in the wheel group and then su to root.
>
> Brian
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I think you're right, I was just assuming that he had the setting set to
"Yes" since he wanted to rename root to homer in order to stop these
attacks.

Christian Zachariasen
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