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Re: Problem with ssh connection

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 09:17:55 -0700 (PDT)

: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.
:Best regards
:   Oliver

    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.


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