Subject: Re: sshd Change: PermitRootLogin = no
To: Brian Hechinger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Kevin Sindhu <email@example.com>
Date: 08/31/2001 19:35:28
On Fri, Aug 31, 2001 at 06:46:29PM -0400, Brian Hechinger penned:
> > do you really want to change the DEFAULT behavior, or do you happy with
> > changing sshd.conf locally? i don't see your point. if you believe
> > secure shell protocol is secure enough, it should be okay to set
> > PermitRootLogin to yes. if there's any buffer overrun or other
> > vulnerability, root privilege will get compromized anyways regardless
> > from PermitRootLogin. what kind of middle ground are you aiming for?
> the middle ground of extreme caution. you see, for me, it would mean that i
> *don't* have to edit sshd.conf since i turn root login off on all my machines.
Um...if you are takeing a vote, I'd say that I would like the option
of root login disabled in Stock NetBSD OpenSSH.(Its the first thing I
do after an install anyway).
My 2 cents
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