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On Monday August 16, 2010, Milen P Paskov wrote:
> Hello Community,
> I have made some progress with the provisioning module that will
> communicate with IBM Cloud, now I need to set up the image on the cloud
> properly so that VCL can access them.
> I am been following this documentation:
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/VCL/Create+a+Linux+Base+Image
> I have come across two problems.
> 1. Currently the images are set so that you can not ssh directly as root
> user, but it is possible to use "sudo bash" once logged on. Is there a way
> to modify the image so I can directly ssh as root as required by vcl?

man sshd_config - look for PermitRootLogin
> 2. Once the IBM Cloud provisions the image it has only access to one
> network (I am given one IP, through which I can connect) a public one. Is
> it possible to fool VCL to use the public network to log in and make the
> necessary  changes to the image before giving to the end users?

One of the backend guys will have to answer this part, but keep in mind that 
when you "fool" part of a system, you are often going against underlying 
assumptions upon which the system was built.  This can result in a long trail 
of fooling one part, then another part, then another one, etc.


> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Best Regards,
> Milen Paskov
> WSTI Intern
> mppas...@us.ibm.com
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