2008/5/30 Wojciech Puchar <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
>> Peope have already pointed out that it is a bad idea to
>> allow remote root logins, so I won't repeat that. :-)
> i like bad ideas :) except the worst idea - dumb generalization.
>> But to answer your question: Renaming the "root" account
>> will probably break quite a log of things, for example
> make 2 roots, root and homer in /etc/master.passwd
sshd does not only check the username, but the UserID, too...
That's what I expect from a security aware software anyway.
A method to deal with this "issue" could be to install sudo and to define
Then you could do
alias su="/usr/local/bin/sudo -u root /path/to/shell"
Needless to say that as soon as the user account is compromised, the
root account is out of your control, too.
> just remember to type
> passwd root
> passwd homer.
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