DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-10
Re: Problem with ssh connection
:How does that work on the console, exactly? How do you
:feed your public key into getty(8)? I don't think that's
:While I agree with Matt in general (i.e. disallow remote
:logins with passwords), you still have to use passwords
:for locally logging in at the console. I think Matt just
:forgot to add the word "remote" to his sentence. This
:thread is about ssh anyway.
You *CAN* put a password on root as long as you do not allow remote
logins of any sort using passwords. Or, for that matter, you can give
root a blank password (so no password is required at all), but only allow
passworded logins on the console. This is what I do.
Putting passwords on other accounts is more problematic because many
remote programs such as ftpd default to allowing passworded logins
on non-root accounts.