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Re: amazon ec2 instance access

On 23 Oct 2012 at 21:55, kalin wrote:

> hi...
> i'm a bit confused. finally accessed an aim instance of netbsd 6 on the 
> amazon ws platform. usually when a new machine is installed i check the 
> ssd_config first. so to my surprise i noticed this setting for root:
> PermitRootLogin without-password
> according to the man for ssd_config:
> "If this option is set to ``without-password'', password authentication 
> is disabled for root."


I've never tried to setup ssh to allow root access and have 
always used ssh to an admin account and then 'su' from that.

> yet still when trying to ssh in as root i can not get access. why is that?
> i did try changing it to:
> PermitRootLogin no

What about trying "PermitRootLogin yes"


> but then the awesome thing amazon has - some java virtual console - to 
> access the instance via a pem key is not working anymore... which i 
> guess it makes sense. but how is that with a without-password setting in 
> sshd_config i can't get in?!
> thanks....

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